RX Radio Proprietor and Presenter James Onen alias Fatboy has urged government to put in place favourable policies that will help small businesses to recover and not those that will cripple them.
Since Covid-19 broke out in Uganda, the country’s government has continued to put restrictions on the economy like continued closure of businesses like pre-schools, bars, the 9 pm curfew for all movements, infamous social media that was imposed during and after the elections.
“Businesses are actually suffering, the common people have lost their only source of income, people are going to bed hungry and government is not doing anything about it. This explains why more people are becoming hostile towards government because we are all tired,” he said.
Fatboy urged government to think of policies and measures that can actually support these small businesses to recover.
“Reduce taxes, put in place funds where these businesses can borrow at a very reduced cost. It confuses me when I see government insisting on unfriendly policies that are just killing the businesses. For us, why is Facebook still restricted yet it is one of the platforms that common Ugandans use to promote their businesses,” Fatboy wondered during Monday’s The Fatboy Show.
His co-host Olive Najjuma noted that it seems like the restrictions are politically motivated as they are mostly affecting those in urban areas where the populations are assumed to support the opposition.
“The elections are done. The President won. Since the election petition was even withheld, let us go back to our normal lives. Forgive us for not voting the way you wanted,” Olive said.
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The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy and Oliver Najjuma every weekday from 6am to 10am on RX Radio.