Because of the spreading Coronavirus, the government was forced to take precautionary measures where President Museveni issued executive directives that must be put into consideration with immediate effect.
Among these is the ban on clubs, sports, bars, concerts and any other forms of merrymaking that draw in crowds. Basically, the vibrant Kampala night life has been put on hold for 32 days, affecting a host of businesses directly and indirectly.
Bars, night clubs
The ban directly affects the bars and night clubs. All those theme nights that have been advertised everywhere that revellers have grown to enjoy so much have been concert. Alcohol intake in these places will greatly decrease, so much that bar owners have organized “kiro more” events to close off for 32 days.
Without bars, clubs, concerts, baby showers among others, DJs are basically unemployed. Who will they be playing the music for?
Again, without concerts, and parties, entertainment photographers have little business.
These ladies of the night are going to have it rough, and no, not in the way you are thinking, but in a way of having less to no activity. In Uganda, these ‘self-employed’ ladies display their goods in or around night clubs and bars. The closure of these places mean less to no customers.
Ironically, Ugandans have invested a lot in the business that is called “Religion.” Evangelical churches who want to refer to themselves as “born-again” churches have spread fast, far and wide in this Pearl of Africa. Someone even joked that in the near future, we may have more of these churches than people going to them.
These churches rely mostly on offertory that comes from the mammoth crowds of hopeless Ugandans looking for God’s grace and salvation. With the ban on religious gatherings, there will not be congregations including night prayers, so the offertory is going to be on hold for 32 days, affecting the smooth running of the church.
Perhaps the Pastors should pray for the Coronavirus to go away, as we wait for Bro. Ronnie Makabai who commanded it to stop last month but it has proved not to have heard the man of God’s commands.
There is nothing to promote because there will be no concerts and events for as long as Coronavirus is still a threat.
This is obvious. No explanation needed.