Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Kisoro Mr Dan Ndikumwami has clarified that Security is not involved in forcing people to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Ndikumwami explained that Security alongside health officials have simply doubled their efforts in sensitizing the public towards the importance of getting vaccinated.
The response followed growing concerns from the public through social media platforms, that security has been using force against people who are found in public areas without a Covid-19 Vaccination client card.
The same complaints have also been raised at Kanaba border where people entering the district are allegedly forced to get vaccinated, against their will.
Ndikumwami, during a phone interview explained that there are some elements in the public who are always determined to undermine the good efforts of Government.
“We are aware that some people have decided to tarnish the Government efforts by spreading false information that has now put the public on edge. We have a file on these people and we are closely monitoring them,” Ndikumwami said.
He further noted that while Covid-19 vaccination is not mandatory, the public is highly encouraged to embrace it.
According to the RDC, the weeklong Vaccination campaign that was concluded recently managed to cover 80% of the targeted population.
“The public is responding positively and we believe that our district will be open for business,” Ndikumwami said.