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Coronavirus – Uganda: Tackle the misinformation about Covid-19 Vaccination in Acholi

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Coronavirus – Uganda: Tackle the misinformation about Covid-19 Vaccination in Acholi

There is an audio on social media that discourages the Acholis from getting vaccinated on the grounds that it is a ploy to kill them.

KAMPALA, Uganda, December 1, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Vice President of Parliament, Anita Among, has asked the Ministry of Health and the Acholi Parliamentary Group to devise strategies to address the smear campaign against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the Acholi region.

While presiding over the plenary on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, the president said it was regrettable that while the government was pushing its vaccination program, some malicious people sabotaged the exercise. She ordered that the woman who spread the misinformation through the recordings, which have been widely distributed, must be arrested and prosecuted.

“Hon Jane Ruth Aceng, with the help of the Acholi Parliamentary Group, must lower and demystify what is said about vaccination and encourage the people of the region to comply, as vaccination is not only in Acholi but throughout the country , Between said.

Bringing the matter to the attention of Parliament, MP for the Bardege-Layibi division, Martin Mapenduzi, said that the audios on social media had caused unrest in the Acholi region and that the population was now avoiding vaccination.

“There is an audio circulating on social media that discourages the Acholis from getting vaccinated claiming that it is a ploy to kill them,” he said, adding that “voters are concerned about their lives, especially those who have already been vaccinated and those who have not yet. they have done. they have boycotted the entire exercise. “

The Honorable Sarah Opendi reiterated the Speaker’s call for the woman with the voice memo to be brought to the book.

“The one who alleges must prove. This is a challenge for the Minister of the Interior to take an interest in the matter, arrest said lady in the audios and investigate why she is sabotaging government programs, “he said.

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