Museveni disclosed that he has already written an application to sue Daily Monitor over an article they wrote citing that he together with people close to him had been vaccinated for COVID-19.
President Yoweri Museveni Monday disclosed that he has already written an application to sue Daily Monitor over an article they wrote citing that he together with people close to him had been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Last month, a story dated February 23, was reported by the Monitor indicating that the president and his inner circle had been vaccinated for the virus.
Monitor which referenced its article from an American newspaper- the Wall Street Journal wrote that State House received jabs of China’s SinoPharm Covid-19 vaccine even before target groups including health workers and the teachers.
However, while addressing during the scientific Women’s Day Celebrations at the State House on Monday, Museveni said the article was false and not based on facts.
He said he has already filed a case against the print media organization to seek judgement for telling lies about him and his closes.
“In the meantime, I am going to make some money from Daily Monitor. They lied that I had been vaccinated together with my wife. I am going to make them bankrupt unless they apologize and lie down. I’ve already filed a case in court,” President Museveni assured.
Also, he called on media organizations to remain disciplined and report correctly more so on issues to do with the COVID-19 pandemic because the country is on the right path to overcoming it.
“When Corona came, we analysed it and told you that it’s possible to defeat it. I’m glad majority Ugandans listened and ignored the liars. We’ve had very few deaths as compared to what happened in other countries. This shows you that if we make our own judgment, we can overcome, there’s nothing we can’t overcome,” Museveni added.
Meanwhile, this year’s women’s day theme was; Building on Women’s Strength for a better future in a COVID-19 world. Giving his empowering speech, Museveni called on all women to get involved in rising sectors such as agriculture to fight off poverty.
“You can not just be there doing nothing like our bayayes in Kampala. They are what we call the lumpenproletariat. They are just there. Let everybody be involved in at least one of the four sectors of the economy; commercial agriculture, small factories (industrialization), services or ICT,” the president urged.
“The poor people we have need solutions, not just leaders shouting here and there and making fools of yourselves,” Museveni added noting that most problems including diseases that affect women come from the bushes where they go to collect firewood and draw water.
“Janet here has never carried a baby on her back. Not one day has she carried a baby on the back. The children were pushed in the trams. We must stop wasting time talking. So Janet is here she’s not a novel or fiction. She’s not a horse to be ridden by children on her back. She’s never collected fire wood or carried water on her head,” Museveni noted.
“Some of these diseases that affect many women come from the bushes where they go to collect firewood and the rivers they go to for water.”