Under the initiative, UBL and other private sector players will support the scaling up of COVID-19 mobile sites in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area by sensitizing and mobilising the public to go and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Kampala bar owners under their umbrella, Legit Bar, Entertainment
and restaurant owners association have entered a partnership with Uganda
Breweries limited and the Ministry of Health to speed up COVID-19 vaccination.
The drive is meant to increase the number of vaccination points in
the Kampala Metropolitan Area for more people to get access to the available
Under the initiative, UBL, entertainment places will
support the scaling up of COVID-19 mobile sites in Kampala by sensitizing and mobilizing the public to go and get
vaccinated against COVID-19.
So far vaccination points have been set up at Kyandondo Rugby Grounds
and Samitto bar and Lounge in Naalya. On Friday more than 100 people especially
waiters and waitresses from different bars turned up to receive their first and
Jacob Bugembe Yasin, a former bartender at a bar in Bukoto is
among those who received their first AstraZeneca dose at Kyadondo Rugby grounds.
Bugembe asked other waiters and waitresses to turn up for the
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Timothy Halango, the proprietor of Samitto bar and lounge says
that under their umbrella association, they chose to start with only two
vaccination points, but intend to roll out the program to other entertainment
places in the next weeks.
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Jackie Tahakanizibwa, the Uganda Breweries Limited Corporate
Relations Manager, says that the campaign will go on until next month. She adds
that more bars and hospitality centres will be brought on board beginning on Saturday.
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Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health Spokesperson, says the ministry will use readily
accessible and available places in the city to ensure people are vaccinated irrespective
of the location.
On Wednesday, President Museveni said that Bars and other entertainment
places would remain closed until a targeted number of people have been