Trade Minister Kyambadde meets Kampala landlords as gov’t moves to reopen arcades

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Trade Minister Kyambadde meets Kampala landlords as gov’t moves to reopen arcades

KAMPALA- The Minister of trade on Saturday June 6th 2020 Met with the Kampala Landlords before Government considers opening up shopping arcades and we agreed on what they need to do before reopening the city arcades.

1. To decongest the arcades by;

Reducing the number of occupants ,3 occupants per shop, but ensure social distance of 2 meters between the shop attendants within the shop premises.

Removing people trading in the corridors, stair cases, doors and temporary structure (make shift shops).

Demarcate and mark points where the buyers will stand while being attended to and to serve one customer at a go.

2. Increase the number of guards on the entry and exit points to manager; tempt guns, washing areas and sanitazing gates, compound, floor and doors.

3. No hawkers and food vendors shall be allowed in to arcades.

4. Tenants and customers shall regularly sanitize end wear face masks.

5. People carrying luggage and use arcade as passage ways to cross from one street to another are prohibited.

6. Landlords shall allow tenants to start trading as they discuss on case by case basis how to stager the rent arrears.

In attandance were;

1. Kirumira Godfrey.

2. Hajj Kiggundu Hamis (represent those who were absent)

3. Dr. Sudhir Rupaleria

4. Dr. Ntaganda Ephraim

5. Ssemambo Rashid

6. Dr. Margret Ssekidde