On Monday cabinet discussed the fate of arcades and it was resolved that the matter be handled by the Taskforce on Coronavirus.
However, the traders in Kampala through their head body Kampala City Traders’ Association (KACITA) announced opening of their arcades after being closed for over four months since March over the Coronavirus pandemic.
Today Tuesday morning, police, military, and Local Defence Unit personnel deployed near several arcades to stop traders from resuming work contrary to the presidential directives on stopping the spread of Coronavirus.
“We had to deploy downtown to counter their acts. There have been no amendments to guidelines issued by the president and ministry of health on reopening of arcades,” Owoyesigyire said.
Last month, after a directive from President Museveni, Ministry of Trade, Kampala Ministry and KCCA carried out a pilot study on how arcades can be reopened safely.
As per the upload of this post, police is still doing everything possible to stop the traders from opening their arcades.