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  • Updated: June 08, 2023

Uganda: President Takes Forced Leave From Office

Uganda: President Takes Forced Leave From Office

Uganda President, Yoweri Museveni

President Museveni said on Thursday that he had taken a forced leave and self-isolated while delegating his work for two days June 8 and 9 to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, barely a day after testing positive for Covid-19.

Museveni stated that he had been "very cautious with corona" but lately he had to abandon facemasks because they were causing him allergic reactions in the eyes and throat.

“I have therefore, self-isolated at Nakasero and I have delegated my work for today and tomorrow (Heroes’ Day in Luwero) to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabanjja,” Museveni said in a statement on Thursday.

“Do you remember when I lost my voice twice during the elections? That is part of the allergy. 

"I have, therefore, got the second forced leave in the last 53 years, ever since 1971, when we started fighting Idi Amin. 

"One other time, was when I had a problem of sinuses and I had to lie low for some days at Mweya,” his Thursday statement reads further.

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