Lakuma argues that the government should only ensure that the industry is regulated, instead of announcing a total ban. He suggests the creation of a gamblers database, monitoring of the economic status of the companies, limiting access to minors through identification, and the creation of gambling zones.
Speaking in an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Avu Elly Biliku says that as the authority marks a year of existence, they have scored a number of successes among them is the registration of money lending companies and four tier non-deposit-taking microfinance institutions which are now under direct regulation of UMRA.
According to UMRA chief executive Avu Elly Biliku, unscrupulous money lenders have been forcing their clients to sign sale agreements of their property and valuables before giving them short-term loans.
According to the statement, Prentout was arrested by Uganda Police at Entebbe airport on Saturday 19 January 2019 shortly after arrival from a business trip abroad while Tabura was picked up unidentified security personnel upon arrival at the MTN headquarters in Kololo on Monday.
The protestors are demanding installation of humps to control accidents at the trading center saying the lack of the speed breakers have led to loss of several lives. They allege that the accident involved a government registered vehicle whose registration could not be ascertained.
According to a letter signed by Dr Doris Kiconco on behalf of the Commissioner, Animal Health in the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, all the surrounding areas with the radius of 20km will also be affected.