By Grant Ahumuza
Kabale bar and casino wall owners have finally illegally resumed their business after waiting for re-opening of bars by the ministry of health amidst covid 19 but in vain.
This development came amidst allegations that some bars continue to operate illegally which flouts the SOPs for COVID-19 which prompted our reporter to visit several bars, casino walls and gambling sites all over Kabale municipality and found the majority of them operating normally.
One of the bar and casino wall operators who preferred anonymity told our reporter that the government should allow them to re-open their businesses with strict adherence to COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
They added that the unprecedented nature of the pandemic has changed their way of life and how businesses operate and bars are not an exception
However, during an exclusive interview with our reporter on why the bars are operating normally in Kabale district, the Kabale district police commander Brian Ampere conceded that as security officials they are aware of the matter but blamed the matter to the president of Uganda Y.K. Museveni Tibuhaburwa who failed to close alcohol factories.
He added that most of the people purchase parked alcohol from supermarkets which were allowed by the president urging that security can’t stop them from selling it.
However, the Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Matte said that as the security team they are working tirelessly so as all wrong doers are brought into police cells.
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