KACITA, Trade Ministry Agree to Re-Open 48 Arcades

Traders under Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives have agreed to open up to 48 city arcades.

The development comes on the back drop of scuffle early today between arcade operators and Uganda Police.

KACITA and the Ministry following the standoff, held a closed door meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to assess the progress of re-opening of arcades.

According to a document seen by this website, out of the eighty-four arcades that have so far been inspected, only 48 have been found fit to reopen while 36 are yet to meet provisions meant to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Those that have been cleared include; Mukwano arcade, Capital Center, Bulamu Bwebugaga, Sembatya, Arua Park Plaza, Arua Park Annex, Kiseka Auto centre, Shauriyako and Nabugabo Buiness center among many others.

On the other hand, the likes of Boost Complex, Park View, Maria’s Galleria, Namaganda, Kati Kati, Arro, JBK Plaza, Royal Complex, Gaza Land, Dembelyo and Katonga Business Center are yet to be approved.

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