Amongi, Amelia crack down on traders hiking prices

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Betty Amongi

Minister for Kampala Hon Betty Amongi has vowed to enforce president Museveni and the Ministry of Health guidelines to fight coronavirus.

Addressing media Thursday morning at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Amongi thanked mobile money agencies like MTN and Airtel that have suspended fees on transactions.

“When you go to supermarkets, pay using mobile money. When it comes to paper money, the virus takes up to five days to die,” she noted.

She added: “If you are going shopping and you cannot afford gloves, go with tissue to hold the trolley. We, however, encourage everyone to use gloves while shopping.”

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She advised supermarkets to space the lining for payment within a radius of four meters as directed by the Ministry of Health.

“The general public is hereby requested to inform KCCA of any flouting of the Presidential Directive by any trader whatsoever,” she urged.  

KCCA has a team already patrolling the City to enforce the presidential directive. Report cases to; 0800990000.

As a City, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has embraced a number of aggressive measures and interventions in a serious effort to protect its urbanite population of about 5 million people.

Kyambadde speaks

Meanwhile, Trade minister Hon. Amelia Kyambadde has also re-echoed the president’s message that those who are hiking prices will be punished especially those hiking essential goods.

“I will address the media at 2:00 pm about this.”

Kyambadde said they have been in talks with factory people who say their prices are still the same.

“Traders will be brought to book because right now, everyone is in a tight spot. We need to go through this together,” she noted.

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