Presidential hopeful and veteran journalist Joseph Kiiza Kabuleta has asked the government to remove curfew restrictions during the festive season.
The presidential candidate insisted that the curfew put by the government to mitigate the spread of the Corona virus since March is instead costing Kampala traders and owners with approximately $2m daily in lost revenue in the restaurant and entertainment industry which are only operating at half their capacity because of the ridiculous standard operating procedures during the pandemic n times .
“Many workers in the hospitality industry are yet to return to their stations since being rendered redundant nine months ago when COVID-19 restrictions first went into effect,” Kabuleta said. “The entertainment industry has been in limbo all that time and needs this festive season to get back in the groove.”
Kabuleta added: “The president is sitting in his regal comfort and is not bothered by the fact that there are several people for whom curfew is the difference between employment and redundancy. He is completely detached from the realities that exist outside of his Queen-bee bubble.”
Joseph Kabuleta while being interviewed by the Uganda Radio Network is where he made these remarks about the 9pm to 5:00AM Curfew restrictions by the government.
It should be noted that the Britain is the first country to roll out the Corona virus vaccine which the government announced on Sunday where the first doses will be distributed to the health care workers and Britons over the age of 80 starting today Tuesday.
Uganda as of 7th December 2020 had recorded a cumulative case of 23,200 positive cases,207 deaths,701 new cases and 9,374 recoveries.
With people continuing to get back to normal life to try to recover economically, the positive cases are expected to surge.
Kabuleta is today expected on UBC tv from 11:00PM as he continues with his campaign trail .