Friday 25th June 2021 has been declared a public holiday and a 4th National Prayer Session for interdenominational prayers as Uganda battles a rise in Coronavirus infections.
A State House statement indicated that President Yoweri Museveni had used powers given to him under Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act to declare tomorrow a public holiday to enable the country hold prayers to seek for God’s intervention in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The prayers will be held virtually at State House Entebbe at midday.
Leaders of the various religious denominations will lead the prayers via Zoom.
The Born-Again Christians, Pentecostals and Evangelicals will base from Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral, the Seventh-Day Adventists will be based at Uganda Union Makerere, Catholics will based at St. Mary’s Rubaga Cathedral, the Orthodox will be at St, Nicholas Cathedral Namungoona, while the Protestants will be at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero and the Muslims at Ghadafi National Mosque, Old Kampala.
Members of the public have been asked to attend prayers from their homes through radios, TVs and social media channels that will relay the prayers live.
On 18th June 2021, the President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni imposed a 42-day total lockdown and announced a series of measures to control the spread of the virus.
All educational institutions were closed and public transport banned, among others.
“The strategy is to prevent these infections so that we have few infected people if at all. The situation can be managed by minimising the number of infections and give urgent care for the severely ill,” Museveni said.