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Cost of keeping the schools closed is too high – Andrew Mwenda

Andrew Mwenda (Courtesy Photo)

Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has aired out his views concerning the government’s decision to keep the schools closed in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

While appearing on NBS Television’s political talk show, The NBS Frontline, Mwenda revealed that in his view, the cost of keeping the schools in higher than that of opening them.

According to Mwenda, the global pandemic which put the world on its knees has proved to mostly affect people in colder countries as well as the aged and thus has minimal effect on the young.

“The disease of Covid19 which I suffered, I think it thrives in cold weather. It attacks the aged.”

Andrew Mwenda, The Independent Magazine.

The “Old Man of the Clan” added that government should have opened the school a long while ago so as to enable learners and business persons associated with the schools to get their lives back to normal.

The veteran journalist also highlighted that the the government in power is tired and fatigued, and thus is not capable of making quick decisions where they are needed.

He added that the government should have thought about the private teachers who have not been working for almost a year and thus haven’t been earning within that period of time.

“The majority of private teachers have not been earning for a year, however, government teachers have been paid for doing no work.”

Andrew Mwenda, The Independent Magazine.

Mwenda also revealed that the most of the cases in Uganda are asymptomatic which implies that Ugandans have a good immunity and there is no cause for panic and alarm.

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