By Prossy Namiiro
The government of Uganda has extracted the condition that public transport passengers must present a vaccination card to prove that they are fully vaccinated before using public transport.
This comes a few days after President Museveni’s directive of presenting vaccination cards on the entry of the taxis, as a condition for fully reopening the economy and allowing public service vehicles to load full capacity.
During a media address on Wednesday, at the Uganda Media Center, Minister for Works and Transport, Gen Edward Katumba Wamala the directive will be difficult to enforce and therefore, the government has decided to revise it.
Gen. Katumba says it will be difficult for the enforcers to tell a fake from a genuine card and many of the travellers have never received their cards from the Ministry if Health yet they were vaccinated. The directive would give room for fake vaccination cards.
The directive however still works on public transport operators like drivers and conductors and other staff.
Travellers will only be required to have a mask on at all times and police has been directed to arrest the rebellious passengers.
He also cautioned the public against faking vaccination cards considering that preventing COVID-19 is a personal responsibility.