By Ritah Kemigisa
The Deputy Kampala Resident City Commissioner in Charge of Nakawa Division Herbert Burora has ordered for the closure of Forest Mall and Shoprite in Lugogo.
In a letter dated Tuesday July 13 to the management of the two business entities, Burora says the mall should effective today, July 14, be closed until further notice.
Burora accuses the management of the shopping facility for failing to follow the presidential directives and guidelines for the 42 days lockdown.
“Following my conversation with you on July 06, 2021, on phone over security concerns following the 18/ 06/ 2021 presidential directives, where the President guided the country and issued express directives and guidelines for the 42 days lockdown, it is unfortunate that they were not followed by management of the premises,” said Mr Burora.
He has asked the management to ensure that they provide transport to their workers and put in place all standard operating procedures as guided by the president and the ministry of health if they are to be reopened.
He adds that all private cars will not be allowed to the premises apart from those that identify with essential services.
Restaurants shall provide social distancing measures as opposed to the existing management.
Pharmacies operating within the mall will only be opened to workers who identify themselves.