By Musasizi Isaac
KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Kampala Resident City Commissioner, Hudu Hussein, has intervened in the controversy in which his deputy for Nakawa division, Herbert Burora, directed the closure of Shoprite and Forest Malls in Lugogo for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines.
“I have talked to Mr. Burora over the matter. It is true there are some places at the malls violate the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) but some businesses operating on these malls observe SOPs.” Hood said.
The closure of the malls had affected pharmacies, commercial banks and other financial institutions, eateries, telecom shops and shopping centres.
Burora through a letter dated July 13, directed the immediate closure of the two malls, accusing them of breaching Presidential guidelines on COVID-19.
Burora said the two malls will only be re-opened if the financial institutions housed there demonstrate that they have provided transport to their workers and that they have put in place all the standard operating procedures as guided by the President and Ministry of Health.
But during a televised interview, Hussein Hood who is Burora’s boss said his junior’s orders will be reviewed.
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