Busia District COVID-19 Taskforce Suspends Ugandan Children Crossing to Kenya for Studies
Written by sirus ziki on June 9, 2021
Busia district COVID-19 Taskforce has stopped Ugandan learners from crossing to Kenya for studies. A number of parents in Busia enrolled their children in neighbouring schools in Kenya government announced the nationwide lockdown in March last year because of the staggered opening of classes in Uganda.
A few parents managed to enrol their children in boarding schools while other children attend day schools and cross the border to attend classes in the morning and return home in the evening. Buses from the Kenyan schools pick the children in the morning and return them after class hours.
However, during a COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held on Tuesday to review on prepare for the enforcement of the new COVID-19 containment measures announced by the president on Sunday evening, the task force resolved to stop Ugandan children from crossing to Kenya for studies.
John Rex Aachila, the Busia Resident District Commissioner-RDC, says that the decision is to ensure strict implementation of presidential directives to contain the second wave of coronavirus. According to Aachila, the children crossing the border for studies and return home pose a danger to the community.