According to John Mulimba, the State Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of regional cooperation, the two-day expo that will take place from September 8-9 is aimed at promoting the agricultural sector.
Juliet Mukasa, a trader at Superior Arcade, says the stimulus package wouldn’t be a bad idea. She, however, says that given the bureaucracy involved in the government projects, the money may not benefit them.
The groups, which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity building on financial literacy for association leaders.
Aloysius Ngobya, the proprietor of Arona Sports Pub in Seeta in Goma Division, says that he had just obtained a loan of Shillings 25billion to improve his bar and stock expensive brands of alcohol when the government announced the lockdown.