Ray of hope as Government moves to reopen bars


KAMPALA– Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde has asked bar owners to explain how they will manage drunkard revelers if the government goes on to re-open bars.

According to Kyambadde, most peoples’conditions normally change after consuming a few bottles of alcohol.

“Within a few hours, they start shouting at the waiter. The mask at that time moves down as they consume more bottles. How will you manage such people yet they are your daily customers and consume about 10 bottles per day? Will you keep running around people’s tables reminding them to wear face masks?” asked Kyambadde.

She demanded for clarification during the press conference of the launch of raising the bar with Bell campaign held at Kampala Serena Hotel on Wednesday, March 31.

Raising the bar is adapted from the Diageo $100 Million Raising the bar program, which seeks to facilitate Diageo affiliates globally to support local business partners and boost their capacity to re-open businesses under the respective national guidelines.

To observe the standard operating procedures in the bars, Robert Kazibwe, the owner of Levels Lounge bar in Kamwokya said they will have a reservation list of customers who want to party.

According to Kazibwe, the reservation list will guide bar owners to plan according to the event.

The minister promised to lobby and engage her colleagues to deliberate upon the possibility of re-opening the bars since owners are assured of adherence to the standard operating procedures.