First lady Janet Kataha Museveni has attributed the minimal impact of coronavirus on Uganda to the prayers Ugandans made immediately after the pandemic broke out.
Mrs Museveni said Uganda has not lost even one person to COVID-19 not because Ugandans are better than others, but because they have done what others did not do. She thanked all who believed in prayer because God is faithful to His word.
“All those who agreed with me especially our religious leaders, the mothers of Uganda and all the young army of intercessors who have been praying, fasting and believing God to give us a Passover. And in His goodness and mercy He has done it!” Janet said.
On 21st March, in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, President Museveni and his wife Janet Museveni hosted national prayers in State House Entebbe. As of today, Uganda has recorded 63 positive cases and zero deaths.
“I believe as I am sure you do also that our God has done it.” she added. Hon. Janet quoted the scripture of the Bible; Exodus 12:11-13
“It is the Lord’s Passover. On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”
Janet thanked all Ugandans who have chosen to use their resources, to share with those who had nothing and those who were left with little.
She said it is amazing that the Corona Virus which other nations
seemed to think would decimate Ugandans and destroy the African continent, instead it has brought back the compassionate heart typical of the African people.
However, Mrs Museveni implored Ugandans to get to their knees and pray against adverse weather conditions which may hit Uganda. She said as the tides on Lake Victoria continue to rise due to heavy rains, Uganda may be hit by severe floods.
“Therefore, please join me to pray now for the environment in general and against the floods in particular. But we must keep remembering that the rain is a blessing, it is only the floods we need to pray against. Please stay on those knees!”