The president of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today officiated the International Workers Day Celebrations at State House Entebbe. However, Labour Day Celebrations were supposed to happen in Mbara, but they opted for a scientific labour day celebration. This is because of the prevailing situations of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic in the country and the neighbouring countries.
Meanwhile, President Museveni was not happy with the way companies are treating their employees during this global pandemic. Many employees have been laid off by most of the companies because of lack of enough resources to facilitate them. Therefore President Museveni has issued a tough warning to all companies to respect their employees during this trying time for the country. In addition, Museveni says we shall come back even stronger after all this done.
“Laying off workers during this crisis is not a good idea especially because things are going to improve. Instead, I would suggest that these workers are sent on leave and recalled when the situation normalizes.
I am very optimistic we are going to be stronger after this crisis,” Museveni said during the labour day Celebrations.
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President Museveni also praised the pearl of Africa while embracing the labour day celebrations at state house Entebbe. Museveni was very happy with the way the NRM government is handling the COVID-19 crisis. In his speech, he said Uganda is very safe. Therefore it is a good thing to have our people safe during this global pandemic.
“I think during this crisis, people have seen that Uganda might be safer than many places in the world. In addition, have not seen any part of the world safer than Uganda. I suspect, if God gets us through this crisis, people will rush here,” he said.
We as Cyclone Times Uganda continue to urge the people of Uganda to follow the guidelines. In addition, issued by the Ministry of Health together with the government of Uganda. Always let’s keep the social distancing and also, let’s wash our hands regularly.
Happy International Workers Day Celebrations.