It is now over a year since the world was brought to its knees, and all business was brought to a stand still, masks became a new normal and everything was put under lock and key after the breakout of a global pandemic, COVID-19.
Schools, churches, bars and most of the businesses were put under lock-down across the globe and Uganda was no exception as it went under lock-down on March 20th, 2020.
A couple of months down the road, with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place, the government eased on the lock-down around August 2020, with businesses slowly crawling back to normal although the 9 PM to 6 AM curfew remained intact.
With all the negatives brought about by the global pandemic, the effects on businesses and livelihoods remain the most outstanding with many businesses brought to their knees, many closing down while others downsizing.
It is upon this background that the speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has asked the government to reconsider and revisit the curfew policy as it’s implications on the economy keep negating growth while its positive impact has long vanished.