Points of Sale and merchants, mainly supermarkets, are the main culprits in imposing the surcharge, which the card operators and vendors say is not necessary, but only adds to the cost of using the cards.
The Ministry’s Senior Public Relations Officer Emmanuel Ainebyoona said everyone that is coming into the country will be required to present COVID-19 negative test certificate at the airport and then proceed to their destination.
At most business premises like Banks, shopping malls and arcades, where the private security personnel are deployed, sanitising, enforcement of washing hands and measuring temperature have been left to the security guards.
Hanny Turyahebwa, the Ntungamo Chief Administrative Officer, says they have reduced staff by 30 percent as a preventive measure to contain further spread of the disease. “We don’t want this to spread to others, so we are asking our staff to stay and work from home,” he said.
Mubende Chief Administrative Officer, Lillian Nakamatte says much of the medicines and veterinary drugs disbursed by the government for Mubende and Kassanda districts have gone to waste because of lack of power to keep them under refrigeration.
The source says the report encompasses what was captured by Closed Circuit Television –CCTV cameras, files retrieved from the building and accounts of the first people to arrive at the scene on the fateful night.