The plan entails an economic strategy that revives Uganda in 12 to 24 months through empowering community businesses, farming, job creation, land security and putting in place response teams for disasters and pandemics.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde says companies will also have to prove their commitment to how much they are ready to spend per season, in form of a performance bond.
Producers also faulted government for failing to even enforce standards that are in place, to protect the export markets.
The Managing Director of Nakifuma Farm Company Ltd, John Magnay attacked government for looking on and talking about import substitution as the country continued to import meat from Kenya.
Elly Karuhanga says for example that the government is seeking to increase taxes and create more to cater for the gap left by the decline in other revenue sources, especially from the sectors that were hit hard by the pandemic.
In 2017, a street vendor Olivia Basemera drowned in Nakivubo Channel while fleeing law enforcement officers who wanted to arrest her after she was found selling handkerchief on the streets. The incident attracted criticism to KCCA and many thought it would be a turning point for them. However, the highhandedness never stopped till now.
Peter Kitimbo, the Head of the Fuel Testing Laboratory at the UNBS says however, that some stations usually continue with the practice soon after the seals are removed from their pumps, and adds that such will be closed down.
The director of technical services at the National Information and Technology Authority, Vivian Ddambya advises the online traders to mind what the market thinks about them, because then, they will have a good image.
The most affected areas include Mengo, Rubaga, Kansanga, Mpererwe, Kasangati, Gayaza. Where costs ranged between 3000 to 4000 shillings but because of the riots the taxis are transporting passengers at a cost between 5000 to 7000 shillings. Other places are from Kampala to Kireka, Bweyogerere and Mukono, Nsangi, Busega, Bwaise, Kawempe where the fare has increased by 1000 shillings or more from the usual prices.
The fall in the shares of the companies could be attributed to a fall in demand as foreign investors withheld their money, while others sold off their share to either keep cash or reinvest in their home countries and other markets considered safer.