By; Charles Katabalwa

24th Aug 2020


Traders in Kampala under their umbrella body Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) say it’s not necessary to call for second lockdown instead government punish those who have failed to comply with Covid-19 SOPs. 


This comes after rumours of an impending second lockdown due to increasing cases and deaths of Covid-19 in the country.


Thadious Musoke the Secretary General of KACITA during the press conference today said that a lockdown is not the best alternative given the way other countries like USA , Germany and hard hit areas  managed to live with virus and most African countries are embracing living with the virus so even Uganda can copy the same instead of thinking of lockdowns.


Musoke adds that all those persons and arcades that don’t comply with SOPs should be held accountable and also want the enforcement team comprising of the Army, police and KCCA working together with other stakeholders from the traders should enforce orderly business operations within Kampala than letting traders to suffer again because even last time government failed to intervene in traders’ issues like loans and Rent which are still affecting them.


He has disclosed that people and landlords who have failed to follow SOPs must be the target among the targeted 58 arcades said to closed by the Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi .


He calls upon people to be vigilant because Covid-19 is real but also advisors not to mislead government that a second lockdown would be the solution.


Monday 24th August 2020 03:15:20 PM