David Mwebaze, the Kampala Metropolitan North Regional Community Liaison officer, says they have resorted to sensitise the traders using megaphones to encourage them to comply with the presidential directives.
Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
The district registered 59 cases in the past three weeks, including eight health workers that were all referred to Lira Regional Referral hospital for treatment raising fear among the frontline health workers.
However, Julius Mucunguzi, the head of communications at the Office of the Prime Minister says the directive might not be revised since it was done with the purpose of scaling done on a number of people at workplaces.
Captain Peter Mugisha, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 Task Force told URN on Monday evening that the decision to close the markets was reached in their meeting early in the day.
As of June 2021, the bank says it approved credit of Ushs 706 Billion in various projects aligned to the overall recovery strategy, and expected the revived businesses to restore the number of jobs lost and increase revenues to government.
“The Board, Management and Staff of the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda PSFU, with deep sorrow, regret to announce the untimely death of their executive director, Mr Gideon Badagawa, who passed away this morning Monday, June 21st, 2021, in Mulago Hospital,” read a statement issued by Karuhanga.
Similarly, Bernard Opio also a boda boda motorcyclist at Odyek Ejang Market argues that most potential clients are finding it hard to trust boda boda riders with their luggage as they cannot be carried on the same motorcycle.
What is missing are the cylinders into which the manufactured oxygen is packed and administered to patients; our country has capacity to produce sufficient oxygen gas," says Elly Karuhanga, the PSFU Chairman.
Jimmy Uhuru, the LCI chairperson of Aduku Township cell says they are concerned on the growing numbers of the witch-doctors who migrate mainly from Masindi, Kiryandongo and Nakasongola districts and illegally settle in their area.
The restrictions have affected the demand for livestock products by restaurants, street vendors and other institutions. The six weekly cattle markets in the Lango sub-region include Amac, Apala, Aswa, Alito, Ajuri, and Barrio.
“If found, the substandard iron bars will be seized and destroyed with no recourse and charges will be brought against you in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Uganda. This warning takes immediate effect,” they statement warns.
According to some residents, they want the authorities to prioritize the health sector to manage the Covid19 strain and other diseases. They also want new roads constructed and the roads in a poor state rehabilitated.