The Ugandan government has finally lifted the dusk-dawn curfew which has been in place since March 2020 to contain the spread of covid 19.
Minister for ICT and National Guidance Chris Baryomunsi who was addressing the media stressed that “The reason for reopening is to revive the economy and the responsibility of the bars will depend on the owners.
Baryomunsi further noted that, Motorcycle taxis will still operate up to 7 pm, adding that the issue of Boda Boda’s is “complicated” and they should work within the stipulated guidelines until further notice.
President Museveni on the other hand argued that, the decision of holding back the taxis was not clear hence he had asked his team to review it adding that the focus was to fight Covid 19 and not security issues.
Baryomunsi also cautioned the rest of the sectors which have been re-opened to take caution and follow all the necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) because Covid-19 is still within.
The country’s schools reopened two weeks ago with all learners being promoted to the next classes without an examination as it is in the previous years.
Police on the other hand issued a warning following an attack by terrorists last year who bombed different places including a bar in Komamboga, a Kampala suburb, and a western region-bound bus.
There were also twin bomb blasts at the Central Police Station in Kampala and Parliament Avenue on November 16. In the four bombing incidents, seven people died, including the two suspected suicide bombers.