The opposition Forum for Democratic Change, FDC Party is concerned over reports that vaccines are about to expire in stores.
While addressing the weekly party press conference at Najjanankumbi, the party spokesperson Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda said the vaccines are being donated to Uganda but wondered why government is failing to administer them on time.
“In our earlier briefings, we demanded for a vaccination plan. We knew that this government was incapable of rolling out a mass vaccination campaign, if we didn’t put under maximum pressure and early enough.
But even after doing so, you wake up to reports of vaccines that about to expire. Once again, Mr. Museveni, we ask you to share your vaccination plan with the country if you have any” Hon Ssemujju said.
He explained that their demand as a Party, is that all students especially in tertiary institutions must be vaccinated at their respective institutions. Universities must now be turned into vaccination centres.
Hon. Ssemujju added that the government must create and deploy mobile vaccination teams throughout the country.
“For God’s sake, you don’t begin planning upon arrival of another donation. With millions of doses beginning to arrive, we may have many expiring, if we don’t wake up this sleeping government” he added.
He says that the proposal of the FDC was to even hire private clinics to participate in the vaccination campaign once the vaccines arrive. Adding that the party even suggested registration of all intended beneficiaries and to advise them of the locations where they can be vaccinated. As it turned out, no plan was issued.