The Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] that the government issued to arcades before they were allowed to open include providing hand washing facilities, using temperature guns to check everybody entering the premises and enforcing the wearing of face masks and social distancing among others.
The Joint Security Taskforce on COVID-19 has named 25 shopping
complexes in Kampala that are not following the directives issued by the
government to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Police Spokesman Fred Enanga named the culprits that now face
sanctioning as Nansamba Arcade, E Tower, Superior Complex, Sun City Plaza, Zainabu
Aziza Plaza, Mini Price Plaza, Kasiiwukira Plaza, Qualicell House, God’s Grace Arcade,
Majestic Plaza, Rafic Arcade, Ssembatya Arcade, White House Arcade, Qualicel Arcade,
French Plaza, Total Plaza, Shamba Arcade, Trade Link Complex, Trans Nile Link
plaza, Boost House, Rutunga House, Kabale Arcade, Batia Towers, Skylight
Arcade and Shauriako Plaza.
“We are generating this report to ensure that sanctions are
taken against them and we are coming up with this new arrangement of naming and
shaming,” Enanga said.
The Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] that the government
issued to arcades before they were allowed to open include providing hand
washing facilities, using temperature guns to check everybody entering the premises
and enforcing the wearing of face masks and social distancing among others.
Meanwhile, Enanga applauded another set of arcades for
following all the SOPs that the government issued. The compliant arcades include,
Mukwano mall, Mackay mall, Equatorial mall, Tropical plaza, Sanana supermarket,
Kooki tower, Urban supermarket, Mabirizi Plaza, Collins books and media Centre,
Prism plaza, Arua park plaza, People’s plaza, Modern Shoplex, Kati Kati plaza,
Zaid plaza, Green House Shops, King Fahad Plaza, Titanic Plaza, London
Chambers, Prime Complex, Monday Towers, The Mall, Ivory Plaza, Mutaasa Kafeero
plaza, Bamako House, Namaganda Plaza, Master Electronic Plaza, Sure House,
Tweze Plaza and Grand Corner House.
The police also applauded bus terminals such as Namayiba bus
terminal, Link bus terminal, Global bus terminal, Kalita bus terminal, Gaagaa
bus terminal, Uganda bus terminal, Baby Coach bus terminal, New taxi park,
Namirembe bus park and Usafi taxi park as also being compliant in implementing
Enanga said police are going to intensify their operations of
arresting and impounding motor vehicles and bodabodas that are flouting the
rules. Last week, Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area impounded 1,363 bodabodas for not following SOPs such as not carrying more than one passenger and
moving past the 6 PM curfew time. At the regional level, Enanga pointed
out Moroto district as leading in enforcing coronavirus restrictions.
“Every vehicle that enters Moroto district is taken through a
thorough screening process,” he said. As you enter you all come out, they use a
temperature gun to check each and everyone, they inspect the vehicles to see
whether they are carrying the right number of passengers and also ensuring that
whoever is entering Moroto district has a face mask,” Enanga said.
Police’s heightened vigilance comes at a time when the
country is registering an unprecedented number of people getting infected with
In a space of one week, more than 1000 people have tested positive
for coronavirus while 29 have so far lost their lives.