Jose Chameleone Joins Fight Against Corona, Distributes Free Sanitizers
23 March 2020
Over the weekend, Ugandan Health Minister Dr Ruth Achieng announced that Uganda had registered its very first case of COVID-19 caused by the deadly corona virus.
Following the announcement, legendary Ugandan musician Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone joined the list of influential people globally trying to raise awareness on the deadly virus.
The Leone Island Music Empire boss took it upon himself and bought hand sanitizers for people.
In a video shared on his social media platforms, the 'Baliwa' hit maker is seen hand-sanitizing people on the streets.
"In such times, we the bold will reach out to our people and show them the way. I won’t be a coward to reach out and show people how it’s done. When HIV came, Illustrations were done publicly with the banana, CORONA VIRUS is here people just communicate cowardly. With our society, Our people learn practically.
"Today I took the trouble to buy sanitizers and shared it with my people. I gave sanitizers and all friends I met will teach the other about the sanitization and safety we need to battle this together.Let’s reach out to our people against this Pandemic,” he posted.
The renowned musician decried the high cost of sanitizers in Uganda, adding that the president should waive off taxes on sanitizers and other disinfectants to help people afford them.
"Please Mr. President, in all humbleness can you please waive tax off sanitizers, Cleaning supplies and soap to enable everyone of us be able to afford it. Many have taken advantage of this battle we hope to win together and prices have gone high!!... Please intervene and we make this a War we must win together. Cut down the prices with your authority Sir,” he noted.