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Swearing in Ceremony at Kololo

As far as we are concerned, the week started on Monday 10th May 2021. The Uganda Police spokes person announced that there will be strict measures taken by police to enforce the curfew which includes; Boda bodas to stop operations at 1800hrs and vehicles plus people movement at 2100hrs with the exception of authorised persons to move beyond the stated times.

Dignitaries arriving at Entebbe AirportTuesday, 11th May 2021 saw the arrival of dignitaries from allover the world to witness the swearing in of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni scheduled to take place on the 12th May 2021. Police advised people traveling to and out of the country to be aware of this and plan for their travels well considering expected delays especially on Entebbe road with the ever arriving distinguished guests.

The same day in the evening saw police indeed enforcing the curfew which led to the arrest of countless boda bodas and vehicles impounded at various police stations. Scores of people spent the night in taxi parks because there were no taxis to transport them.

President Museveni with The First Lady at Kololo AirstripThen Wednesday, 12th May 2021 was indeed the swearing in day for the president at Kololo airstrip. This is a gazetted public holiday in the country. Interesting a day it was, there was no rain for the entire day in Kampala and yet the previous two days of the week were characterized by heavy downpours from all parts of the capital.

Land Slide in KapchorwaFurther east in the country was reported a landslide on the route connecting Mbale to or from Kapchorwa. The mudslide covered the entire road and vehicles count not cross from either side. Eastern Uganda particularly the hills of Kapchorwa, Bududa, and the surrounding areas often experience these kinds of natural disasters although this time round no casualties have been reported yet.

Thursday, 13th May 2021 marked the end of the fasting period for the Moslem faithfuls who saw Eid Al Fitr fall on this day extending the number of public holidays during the week to 2 days. This is also a day where most dignitaries are heading back to their respective countries. Luckily there will not be a lot of traffic on the roads because the public holiday comes with a quiet road. This is also a special Eid celebration for the Moslems because there is a curfew in the country and celebrations are encouraged to be done indoors because of the occurrence of the pandemic that in one way restricts people movements. Eid Mubarak to all the Moslem Brothers and Sisters!

And guess what, Friday, 14th May 2021, is return to normal business for the last day of the week. Some people are definitely going to report sickness at their places of work or food poisoning cause by eating a lot of food during the Eid celebrations, of course it is understandable especially after 30 days of fasting.

Now that the president has sworn in, we are expected to get back to normal business and all sectors to function once again. Until next time, For God and My Country Uganda!