Salon and Spa operators have asked the government to reopen their
The operators on Tuesday under their Association of Salons and Spas in
Uganda petitioned the Speaker of Parliament. They argue that after four months
of being redundant, they have greatly been affected by COVID-19 lockdown and have always been observing
all the Standard Operating Procedures before the lockdown.
The team led by their chairperson Abdul Kareem Mucunguzi presented a petition
and a video to the Speaker of Parliament demonstrating how they can observe
social distancing, cleanliness and hygiene. According to Mucunguzi, they have
been using sterilizers and cleaning towels among others.
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Kareem said that they have also been trying to get financial assistance
from the Government in vain.
Christine Nakasigwa, the Spokesperson of the Association who said that they are
more than 1.5 million people in the salon and spa business argues that since
the government has developed SOPs for other sectors, Salons also deserve SOPs
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Robert Ahimbisibwe says that the video clip they presented to the Speaker was to show that they can meet the standard operating procedures if put in place.
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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said that
she will discuss the matter with Parliament and also present it to the