By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
As the world is fighting the spread of coronavirus Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has advised Ugandans to always avoid being wasteful with the food they have.
President Museveni said that “if each individual can consume about 250g of the relief posho [maize meal] per meal, you can obtain enough calories to enable you to considerably survive for quite some time. This stable food should not be consumed wastefully”. Museveni advises.
While chairing a cabinet meeting on Monday the President made a demonstration to government ministers how one can survive on 2.5kg of posho for ten days.
President Museveni said the “scientific conclusion” was that if one had a 2.6kg of posho well cooked can take one individual to survive through the10 days.
The President wanted to get a better understanding of how one can consume the food being distributed “optimally during this period”.
He tasked his culinary staff with prepare a kilogramme of the maize flour from that being distributed by the COVID-19 relief team.
After arriving on the conclusion he would later extend the lock down for 14 days pending to review only if the new measures in easing the lock down, which are to take effect after the proper masks have been distributed – “up to the village” while working with local council leaders.