But, even with an ability to take in as many as 100 travellers, many of the travellers would rather stay in hotels where some might need to pay as much as USD 100 ( 370,000 Shillings) per day than withstand the conditions in public quarantine institutions.
Speaking during a virtual meeting this afternoon, Damalie Mukiibi, an economist and Director Business Development and Administration at financial advisory services company Fincon Africa said many investment clubs start without structures in place but fail because of simple things.
Elegu border is responsible for between 80-90 per cent goods and services that enter South Sudan though Nimule. According to the Trade Ministry, from 2016 up to 2018, the border post has been responsible for over USD 1.2 billion in revenue to Uganda. But this time around, it has seen lengthy queues, holding trucks stationed for days as drivers undergo COVID-19 testing.
According to the latest survey by the Estate Agency Knight Frank Uganda, this group say their output was only average. In their report dubbed Kampala Market Update HI 2020, the agency says only 35.1 per cent of the people that worked from home rated their output as average whereas some 32 per cent said their delivery working from home was good.
Charles Kateeba, the Managing Director of Uganda Railways Corporation says that they have assessed the risk of resuming operations and concluded that the situation is still risky. He says they will still wait to see the trend the virus takes before they think of reopening.
This has continuously hiked the cost of transport and affected economic development in the district according to the residents. Some of the roads in a bad state include, Butiru-Bukaweka road, Kikoyo-Bogobero road, Butiru, Salosalo road, and all roads in the upper belt of the district among others.
The value of planned FDI projects in 2019/20 financial year was USD 1,184 million with projected growth of 28 per cent. But now, investment is projected to decrease in the Financial Year 2020/21 starting to rebound in the Financial Year 2021/22.