The Salon and Spa operators have petitioned the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga seeking for her interventions following the closure of their businesses.
In March president Museveni ordered for closure of salons, Spas in a bid to curb the spread of deadly Covid-19 pandemic. Currently there are 11,468,979 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 535,181 deaths. According to the World Health organisation (WHO), there 938 confirmed cases in Uganda and zero death.
According to the petition, Chairperson Abdu Karim Mucunguzi, said that they wrote to the Ministry of Health in regard to their plight but have not got feedback.
“With over 1.5 million saloons and spas in the country, their continued closure has affected youths who are the majority of the employees.”
“I do understand the difficult situation the saloons and spas find themselves in. Although we have this pandemic, we shall find ways of facilitating our people to work but also to keep safe. I shall take up this concern to the attention of the government.” Kadaga said