Kampala – The Daily Monitor has today printed a story headline on the cover page regarding the vaccination exercise at Ham Towers with allegations: “Covid Vaccines ‘sold’ to city trader secretly.”
The vaccination exercise was organized by city businessman Hamis Kiggundu through the Ministry of Health.
In response to the matter Mr. Emmanuel Ainebyoona the Senior Public Relations Officer at the Ministry of Health has released a statement clarifying that:
Due to the ongoing lockdown, a measure instituted to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, there has been a general low turn up for vaccination in Kampala Capital City. This, therefore, prompted the Ministry of Health to adjust the rollout plan and allocate more vaccines to the Wakiso District where most of the people in Kampala reside.
On 03rd July 2021, Hamis Kiggundu, a Kampala Businessman, volunteered to mobilize eligible people among the business community for vaccination by transporting them and ensuring that all COVID-19 SOPs are fully adhered to.
This act of kindness to support the COVID-19 vaccination exercise is in no way linked to the donation that he offered. It should be noted that Mr. Kiggundu’s contribution will be merged with the efforts of the Government to procure additional vaccines, a process that is underway.
The Ministry of Health would like to reiterate that similar vaccination outreach exercises have been carried out at various office premises. These include the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Inspectorate of Government Headquarters (IGG), Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC), and others.
The Ministry has emphasized that ALL COVID-19 vaccines administered in Uganda are FREE of CHARGE.