KIU, Western Campus – The KIU Western Campus Guild Union has embarked on a vigorous sensitization drive of students and the communities around Ishaka town about strict adherence to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the Ministry of Health.
Maureen Asiimwe, the Director of Student Affairs (DSA) KIU Western Campus and John Natumanya (in the picture), the KIU Western Campus Guild President have joined forces to ensure students and the community adhere to the SOPs, especially because of the risk posed by the influx of finalist students from different parts of the country.
The drive targets all students, Boda-Boda riders, hawkers, market vendors, barbers and hairstylists, restaurants as well as public gatherings like churches and hospitals.
“We have so far printed posters which we have put at different points at the university with specially designed messages for the students,” Natumanya said.
“We also intend to roll out a community sensitization drive which will involve community and religious leaders. We shall also hold radio talk shows and place adverts over the radio stations, with support from the University COVID-19 taskforce,” he added.
The spread of COVID-19 in the country has become rampant in communities of late, with more than 99% of the daily reported cases being community alerts and contacts of previously confirmed cases.