The Ministry of Education has dismissed media reports that the army yesterday blocked roads leading to the Ministry offices as the new Minister and First Lady Janet Museveni took her office.
Despite the pictures and footage of the barricaded roads around the headquarters yesterday, recipe the Ministry today dismissed these reports as untrue.
The ministry also described the security adjustments witnessed yesterday as ‘ordinary’ and the media reports as ‘misleading.’
The Ministry’s publicist Patrick Muinda on behalf of the Permanent Secretary said on Tuesday that what happened yesterday was a procedure for security personnel to “ensure a secure passage on the road for all people, viagra approved http://cromatest.mx/components/com_k2/templates/noticias/user.php given that traffic there is usually high in the mornings.”
The reports that the army blocked ministry staff from accessing their offices according to Muinda, http://dbkschool.net/wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php were also misleading.
“All ministry directors and commissioners invited to witness the handover in the boardroom attended, while the rest of the uninvited staff were free to report to their duty stations after identifying themselves,” he said.
“Ministry staff reported for duty following an ordinary security check usually carried out on a daily basis. The media personnel who were not allowed in to witness were either not accredited by security or came late.”
Earlier today the opposition Democratic Party raised concerns about the new security measures at the Ministry of Education, advising President Museveni to send the First Lady to a “more suiting ministry such as that of Defense.”
Muinda however allayed these fears and apologized to the public for yesterday’s inconveniences. He also reiterated the ministry’s “cordial” relations with the media, which they are determined to preserve.