The government will revoke licenses of bars found operating after President Museveni’s directive on suspension of all public gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has ravaged the world.
The President said on Wednesday, that gatherings in entertainment places like bars, discos, clubs, sports events, music shows, cinemas, concerts and hotels should be suspended for at least 32 days.
According to Kampala Minister Betty Amongi, KCCA teams are already patrolling the city to ensure compliance and they are also engaging other security agencies for backup should need arise. She said this during a press conference held at Uganda Media Centre today afternoon.
She warned that bar manager who will attempt to defy the directive will have their licenses revoked.
2. KCCA enforcement officers have been tasked to enforce closure of all bars, discos, clubs, sports, music shows, Cinemas, concerts et al. This includes bars located in hotels perpetrators of which risk revocation of their trading licenses and face other legal consequences.
— KCCA (@KCCAUG) March 19, 2020
“And anyone who fails to abide will face legal consequences including withdrawing their licenses,” she said.