President Yoweri Museveni has threatened to run Daily Monitor newspaper bankrupt over a recent story indicating that he and his inner circle had received jabs of China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine.
On February 23, the Daily Monitor newspaper reported that the president had been secretly vaccinated against covid-19 from the China state owned drugmanufucturers Sinopharm. The story was first published by America’s Newspaper, the Wall Street Journal but no clear grounds were given in the reports.
“In the meantime, am going to get from Monitor – money for my party because me and my wife Mama Kataha had been secretly vaccinated against Covid. I have already taken the case in the court, I will make them bankrupt unless they apologise,” Museveni threatened.
The president made these remarks on Monday at State House Entebbe during the commemoration of the International Women’s Day 2020.
During the celebrations, Museveni revealed Uganda’s position in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic stating that the disease case statistics are going down and efforts by indigenous doctors to make Ugandan vaccine.
“We don’t want to depend on others, it took us a little bit of time because when we were looking for things to use, they said…you Africans what are you looking the vaccine for.. you wait we shall get it and send you…Africans don’t look for vaccines, that’s what we were told,” Museveni said.
He attributed the decreasing Covid infections to the ability by majority of Ugandans to listen to health workers guidelines on the disease.