During the clampdown that was enforced by the Central division authorities, police and law enforcement officers were overwhelmed by rowdy altercations as the street vendors resisted the eviction. Some were seen running around with their goods while others had their merchandise thrown on the streets.
URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
The group which comprise mostly of street children aged between 4 and 13 ventured into the business in 2020 when the government placed a total lockdown which made the streets unbearable for them. Amidst the struggle to survive on donations from well-wishers, the youngsters secured 10 kilograms of seedlings to start a new life journey.
Kanonya says that all taxi drivers, loaders, brokers at the terminal must sanitize while each driver must have proof that they have a sanitiser for passengers before accessing the park. He adds that any driver who will be found loading passengers without a sanitiser will be fined up to 100, 000 Shillings.
She noted that the national carrier had initially planned to start flying to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on July 16. However, the company had to postpone the launch because UAE suspended flights to Uganda to combat the spread of COVID-19.
James Ojok Onono, the Assistant Public Relations Officer of the University, says management has used the money to clear 18 companies, which supplied goods and services to the University to zero balance.