By Prossy Kisakye
Members of Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have resolved to close their shops today to express their dissatisfaction with what they call the government’s failure to address their plight.
According to the association’s spokesperson, Isa Ssekito, they have reached a decision to close their shops due to the government’s failure to extend any form of assistance to city traders despite their continued outcry and petitions.
He says it is unfair for the government to look on as landlords harass them to pay rent arrears yet they were not working during the lockdown.
They also cite the government’s alleged refusal to grant them tax holidays for the period spent home without working, a demand that the tax body-Uganda Revenue Authority has often described as unrealistic.