Kyambadde told reporters at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala that only those shops in fresh food markets should close. Food sellers remain operating.
Boutiques can remain open but observe Health guidelines. Photo by Polo Boutique
Trade Minister, Amelia Kyambadde has said shops, arcades,
supermarkets, boutiques, and salons are expected to remain open with people
able to walk in and order whatever goods they want.
This comes after a misconception that these were also among
those ordered to cease operations by President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday.
The President directed the ban of public transport – buses, taxis, costa, boda
bodas – as a measure to curb the COVID-19.
While carrying out enforcement on Thursday, enforcement officers
ordered some shops to close and many of the arcades in Kampala were seen
Kyambadde told reporters at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala
that only those shops in fresh food markets should close. Food sellers remain
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The minister said periodical markets around the country are
suspended and enforcement should ensure this is done.
The exception, Kyambadde said, is the fresh food markets
like Nakasero, Kalerwe and
On utilities – that is water and electricity – Kyambadde said the government is concerned about the cost of utilities is considering reviewing
the rates. She didn’t specify when this will happen.
She said government would also look at the supply system so
that “we are able to afford it.”
Uganda has so far registered 15 cases of COVID-19.