The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has partnered with nine boda boda rider companies for COVID19 pandemic awareness campaign .
The campaign dubbed “ Tugobe corona .wear mask “ is focusing on sensitizing and creating awareness among Ugandans to share information on the benefits of wearing a mask .
The board chairmen of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Elly Karuhanga while launching Tugobe corana campaign at Hotel Africana in Kampala said that the COVID19UG has hurt business and the economy going down hence the need to intensify the campaign to wear a mask.
The executive Director of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Gideon Badagawa urged Ugandans not to tag the primary responsibility of fighting to the government,adding that no amount of regulations would drive COVID19 out of the country without the people changing their mind set and wear masks .
Badawa observed that currently many people in the country in offices ,bodaboda riders,market vendors those in arcades ,taxi operators and passengers including business communities have abandoned wearing masks.
He noted that many people pleaded with government to relax the lock down promising to adhere to the standard operating procedures but after government responding to their plea ,they are not agreeing to wear masks ,social distancing and sanitizing .
He asked political leaders to be an example to the people they lead by encouraging social distance ,wearing masks and sanitize to avoid COVID19 spread.
The director of Safe boda riders Ricky Rapa Thomson said that they going to work with other Boda bada rider’s associations to have put measures like wearing masks in place to protect and limit exposure of their boda boda riders and passengers to COVID19