There is less excitement and low expectations among the business community as the festive season approaches.
Normally at such a time in down town Kampala is a beehive of activities with several people stocking Christmas and New Year goods.
However, on the streets of Kampala, few have displayed Christmas lights, cards, streamers and Christmas trees among others.
Raymond Mulindwa, a dealer in Christmas decorations said bookings from churches, banks, non- government organizations and getting various customers that used to buy them in the past years is not the same this time round.
He said bar owners were one of his biggest customers in buying lights and yet currently they are not authorized to operate.Mr. Raymond on X-mas;..
Meadard Tumuhimbise, another dealer in general merchandise operating at the Trust Arcade in Kikuubo said the expectations would be high if it was not for COVID-19.
Though he said hopefully people will turn up in the week close to Christmas.
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Precious Mwesigwa and Brian Muhumuza, residents of Ntinda said they prefer spending their money on buying food and saving for school fees than buying Christmas gifts. END.