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The Makerere University student leaders have decided to take a stand and join the rest of the world in the fight against coronavirus. Given that this is a difficult time for everyone worldwide as the virus spreads further, the leaders are trying to give hope to Ugandans including the students that are back at home.

The leaders that are participating in this initiative are from different colleges including ; Judith Nalukwago fourth year student at College of Health Sciences and vice guild president Makerere University,  Edson Kakuru President School of Education, David Musiri, former guild presidential aspirant and activist for human rights , Alicia Namwanje the speaker College Of Business And Management Sciences (COBAMS) and Mariam  Kagurusi, the speaker School Of Education.

They believe that to better the situation in the country, they need to come together to remind the students at home about preventive measures and encourage them to work along the guidelines set by Ministry Of Health and government of Uganda.

They also state that they are guided by the saying; “Speak in a language the people understand and they will understand whatever that is said”. That is why they have chosen to carry brief yet informative messages to put their communication across. These messages are giving hope and encouraging people to hold strong to their faiths and not give in to fear, wash their hands, stay at home and encourage social distancing among others. They are also involved in giving a message to those that can help to provide basic needs to Ugandans.

The other leaders that are also trying to create awareness include former guild president Julius Kateregga that challenged celebrities on social media earlier last week to participate in the hash tag #SafeHands which was aimed at encouraging people to wash their hands regularly and keep them clean at all times for their own safety.


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