Salon operators in Kasese district have stormed the Resident District Commissioner’s office demanding for capital to start alternative businesses.
The over 30 operators also complained about the delayed distribution of government relief food despite the fact that they were also listed as a vulnerable group by the president, at the time he announced a nationwide lockdown as a control measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Halima Bihoije, a salon operator in Kasese town, says they are going through a hard time after more than three months of not working.
According to Salima, they need capital to start new businesses if the government isn’t ready to allow them to resume their operations.
Ms. Halima on Saloon Speaking;….
Zalet Mbambu, another salon operator wonders why the government opened hardware shops and mechanical workshops and left out saloons.
Justine Biira, another salon operator says most of the saloon operators have loans to clear and have started receiving reminders to clear. She is worried that without alternatives, they may lose their collateral to money lenders.
Ms. Justine on Capital;…..
The Kasese Deputy RDC, Joshua Masereka who calmed down the saloon operators explained that they failed to deliver food relief to the salon operators because they couldn’t trace them since they are not organised.
Mr. Masereka Speaking;….
He also used the same platform saying they intend to engage some money lenders to differ repayment of their loans so as to ease pressure on the saloon operators. Ends .