Ugandan authorities reversed their decision to demand proof of vaccine certificate

On March 25, 2021, the Uganda government-imposed restrictions on transportation and the announcement were made by President Yoweri Museveni to save the people from the Covid-19 virus.

However, it was just a 15 days restriction, but yesterday Uganda authorities reversed their decision to demand proof of vaccination certificate, and the country is ready to set to reopen.

On the Kampala road, the public was eager to get back to the regular life they were in. On the Uganda roads, people were hustling and bustling with activity, but the government is worried because COVID-19 is spreading day by day in the world and can be transmitted quickly.

Due to COVID-19, the government of Uganda looked worried that the transport sector is the only industry that can spread COVID-19 easily and quickly. That’s why initially, they imposed the restrictions that COVID-19 vaccination certificates are necessary while travelling.

President Yoweri Museveni wants to open the industry to boost the economy. Still, according to the residents, this decision is not comfortable for Uganda because it can be dangerous for their health.

According to the President, Yoweri Museveni’s announcement at the end of New Year’s Eve invited much criticism.

According to taxi drivers and conductors, they will not block any passengers whether they are vaccinated or not, and the public does not need a mandatory vaccine for boarding their vehicles. Half of the population had already received their first dose of vaccine by late December.

As per the one of businesswoman ‘Kampala’ to restore the economy its necessary to give first preference to the passengers, when you stop giving priority to transport, the economy will be dead.

Transport and Works minister General Katumba Wamala said the drivers must be fully vaccinated because he is the one who transports passengers.

Uganda is fully ready to procure 32 million vaccine doses, efficiently vaccinating half of the country population.