President Museveni has declared tomorrow Thursday June 25th , 2021 a public holiday to conduct national prayers as the country battles the rampaging Covid -19 pandemic that has left more than 750 Ugandans dead .

Uganda has so far recorded at least 74,000 Covid cases  and the number of infections have increased by 17 folds and the death rate more than doubled that forced Museveni to send the country into a second nation-wide lockdown for 42 days.

In a statement issued today , Museveni said following the successful national prayers organized on August 29, 2020 to pray for the country to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic, he has decided to declare tomorrow a public holiday for Ugandans to undertake national prayers.

“Therefore, by the powers given to the President of Uganda by Section 2(2) of the Public Holidays Act, I declare the 29th of August 2020, a day of National Prayers and a Public Holiday,” Museveni stated .

He noted that the day came about when someone intimated to him that God had told him a vision that he should organize national prayers to pray for the country.

According to Museveni, the day will be celebrated every August,29 and will be a public holiday to dedicate the country into God’s hands.

“Stay in your houses or compounds and pray. I have invited a few religious leaders to come to Entebbe State House and pray together with Janet and myself when you are all watching on TV or listening on Radios.”

“I appeal to all Ugandans to join this massive act of supplication. This is in the Book of Matthew chapter 7 verse 7. In English it says: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

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