The businesses so far allowed to open are hardware shops, mechanic workshops and garages, metal and wood workshops, insurance companies, 30 lawyers to handle urgent matters, restaurants [but only allowed to do takeaways] and warehouses.
Museveni met the religious leaders at State House Entebbe on Wednesday evening under their umbrella the Interreligious Council of Uganda led by their Chairman, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.
Speaking at the Uganda Media Center on Thursday, Kania said all they have for now is to appeal to the landlords as a form of corporate social responsibility, to wait not to ask for rent until such a time when the people go back to normal way of working.
“Some of the LDUs are misbehaving, they were entering houses. What are you doing entering people’s houses? If anybody enters your house, don’t even allow them just ring Nakalema and see what we shall do to them,” Museveni said.
These measures include those that significantly limit people’s basic rights like freedom of movement, association, faith among others. According to lawyers such as Asuman Basalirwa, the measures are symptomatic to a State of Emergency that is provided for under the 1995 Constitution, and can’t be supported by the Public Health Act.
“There are some political leaders who tried to distribute food to some desperate urban dwellers, whose sources of income had been affected by the pandemic, these could have been given guidelines on how to safely distribute the food. Instead, Museveni called them shameless opportunists or enemies of Uganda, who should be charged with a capital offence of attempted murder. Surely, Ugandans know who leads in shamelessly giving political handouts using taxpayers’ money,” Besigye said.