John Sserunjoji is a produce dealer in the city suburbs of Kisenyi. According to Sserunjoji, the back to school was the best season for him. He explained prior to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak he used to supply about 20 tons of maize flour to different schools at the opening of each term, and make additional deliveries after a month.
James Mutyaba, the manager of the building, which hosts Chery’s bar and lounge, said the proprietor of the club notified him that she could no longer pay for the big space and asked him to rent out the lower space. “So, the new tenant was dealing in clothes that’s why you see clothes and shoes in the former bar,” he said.
The leaders are now pleading for an additional grace period from three months to at least six months due to the effects of the covid-19. They also want new guidelines on how the funds will be recovered.