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.
Independent Presidential Candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe, has
promised a post-covid-19 recovery plan when elected President.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of the world including Uganda were
in a lock down
which affected the economy.
Kalembe's plan entails empowering
community businesses, farming, job creation, land security and
putting in place response teams for disasters and pandemics.
Kalembe says that it is obvious the COVID-19
lockdown affected businesses and there is need to put in place interventions
if any like stimulating business recovery and sustained resilience.
She says that although the government has partially lifted the
lockdown, many businesses are yet to recover.
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In her plans Kalembe also intends to review Uganda’s trade and policy options to
address COVID-19 impacts, reduce import tariffs on essential goods and inputs,
review domestic taxation policies on essential goods produced locally for local
firms to recover from covid-19 effects, institute stimulus packages to boost
Annet Nabweteme, a resident of Kamombogga in Kampala thinks that Kalembe,
should identify women especially single
mothers who took care of families during the lockdown.
Solomon Mwanja, a trader in Kampala says businesses should be allowed to regain
their capital and turnover and the informal sector catered for because it was greatly affected.
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There have been calls to the government to support businesses that were
affected by the lockdown.
based traders under their umbrella Kampala City Traders
Association-KACITA, have several times asked the government to
make more money accessible to Small Scale Traders through the Uganda
Microfinance Support Centre.
They argue that that businesses need a stimulus to
recover from the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.