In June, the IMF Executive Board under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved a loan to support Uganda's post Covid-19 recovery and increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by fostering private sector development.
Mujjuzi however says levying each departing passenger 10 US Dollars, as approved by parliament to boost aviation revenue, and mandatory testing for all arriving passengers could discourage non-essential travel. The government is expected to pronounce itself on both proposed measures and whether or not they will be implemented at the airport.
Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. This kind of currency used by the IMF when dealing with member countries is currently slightly worth more than 1 US Dollar.
Ismail Mohamed, the mayor of Moroto Municipality questioned why the contractor had not rectified the cracks and instead covered them with timber. “This is unfortunate, these cracks show poor workmanship and we blame the ministry of local government, which has been supervising and they never advised the contractor over these cracks,” he said.
Initially, the Ministry of Health had directed that effective September 3, all incoming passengers regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against covid-19 would undertake mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport.