Uganda recently registered a first COVID-19 death a few months since the pandemic was registered in Uganda after a woman in Namisindwa District died of Coronavirus related symptoms. And to our utter shock, the Namisindwa District Woman Member of Parliament, Grace Namukhala Watuwa has come out and told Parliament of Uganda that the body of the first COVID-19 victim has been allegedly exhumed by dogs.
In Namukhala’s words, she asserted that the security personnel deployed to guard the grave have run away because of the smell in the area after it was suspected that dogs dug out the body. While on the same parliament floor, she noted that despite the district registering a death case, the Central government hasn’t provided enough support to the residents where it is even alleged that the whole district has only four temperature guns.
“It should be recalled that on July 22, 2020, Uganda recorded its first death to Covid-19 with the victim named as a female, whose samples picked from the body tested positive of Covid-19, I want to inform this house that the body was later exhumed by dogs and the place is now full of a stench that has even chased away the security people,” said Namukhala. Adding toi the issue of having four tempreature guns, she said that the people have no food and have never received face masks despite being a border district that is still under lockdown.
“We pray that the Ministry of Health comes to our intervention to provide psychosocial support because if the churches were open, may be the prayers and the counseling would come from the churches but they are still closed.” the legislator painfully asserted. This prompted the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebecca Kadaga to ordered the Ministry of Health to immediately send a team to Namisindwa district to check on the matter.