Kampala is yet to recover from Covid-19 shut-down

Traders at Owino Fish market lamented at the huge losses they faced during the lock-down

Restaurant operators along the busy Kampala-Jinja Road urged the government of president Museveni to remove the curfew and lock-downs completely after Ugandan scientists ‘discovered’ Covid 19 vaccine

By The Weekly Vision Online

Uganda’s capital city Kampala has been slowly returning to normalcy following a disabling 30-day total shut down of public transport. Most traders in the city of 7 hills told The Weekly Vision online that they are yet to recoup losses and stabilize businesses after the lifting of the ban imposed by president Museveni to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Along William Street, next to the busy old and new car parks, The Weekly Vision spoke to some traders still wearing “long faces” saying losses incurred during the lockdown was “devastating.” Many claim they were forced to spend capital buying food and essentials while locked up in houses unable to travel to work.

Owners of some eateries on the busy Kampala-Jinja Road are urging the government to remove the curfew and lock-downs completely after Ugandan scientists ‘discovered’ Covid 19 vaccine.

Traders in Kampala faulted state bureaucrats and politicians for being “super spreaders” pointing at a recent meeting between Kenya’s DP William Ruto and President Yoweri Museveni, he shook hands with Ruto when he introduced Kenya’s DP to members of his cabinet shaking hands with the whole group, there were “no masks or social distancing observed”

Let the government just carry out mass vaccinations, they said, and “completely open up the economy” lamenting that many people who earn a daily wage faced starvation during the lock-down. Traders in Kampala faulted state bureaucrats and politicians for being “super spreaders” pointing at a recent meeting between Kenya’s DP William Ruto and President Yoweri Museveni, he shook hands with Ruto when he introduced Kenya’s DP to members of his cabinet shaking hands with the whole group, there were “no masks or social distancing observed”, they said.

Kampala traders near Owino Fishmarket also lament over huge losses during the lock-down, urging the government to ease the restrictions. At the fish market of Katwe, we found the business booming, here traders said they were quickly recouping losses as many Ugandans love to consume fish.

Many hotels in Kampala have also started picking up the pieces but regret that grounded long-distance buses, trucks and trailers had dealt a major blow to their business. Most hotels in the city are still battling to find their footing and have urged the government not to resort to lock-downs if it is not able to provide “free food and water” as many people almost starved and barely managed to hang on dear life.

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