Health rights lawyer, David Kabanda says the government has neglected its constitutional duty of ensuring the right to proper and adequate food, leaving processors to exploit the market without considering health.
Kenneth Ayebare, the Chairman of Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association, a group of logistics companies that transport for smaller or group importers, says business has recently gone down. They suspect some importers are holding onto their money until they are sure of the business environment.
"Am the model farmer here, and I always plant very many acres of maize, this year I had planted six and it was doing very well but just as it was flowering, the elephants and Buffalo's come and eat all the acres with two days the six acres were finished," he said.
Simon Kaheru, a passenger who was heading to Kawempe in Awakula Ennume bus grumbled that bus operators are crowding them on top of charging them exorbitantly. Kaheru explained that before the lockdown buses were charging them Shillings 1000 but doubled the fare to Shillings 2000 to compensate for the vacant seat because of the reduced capacity.
Ishmael Bumali, the secretary Sofia charcoal traders, says that 1,992 traders who were operating in the new market have shunned the business and scattered to different places within Busia town due to low demand and rampant operations by Uganda Revenue Authority- URA targeting them.