Finance Minister, Matia Kasaijja, says the country is facing a problem of market for local goods, which has resulted in surplus yet farmers are ignoring calls for change. Some of the rejected products include milk, eggs, sugar and maize among others.
The waiver of the 17% tax was aimed at encouraging dealers in the gas also knows as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), to reduce the cost of their services to the end-user, which in turn would increase the demand for the gas especially in homesteads.
At the height of the lockdown which started in March last year, hand washing stations had been set up at the entrances of shopping malls, supermarkets, arcades, markets, and taxi parks. Among other public spaces. Here, guards would remind every person to wash their hands, before entering the buildings. It had become a practice for some and a habit for many as campaigns intensified.
Gerald Kayemba, a vendor outside Kalerwe main market, says the demand for lemon and ginger is lower compared to November 2020. He says although most of his clients believe lemons and ginger offer high protection against coronavirus, they have now gotten used to leaving without consuming extracts from them.