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RDC office Nebbi orders Entertainment shut down ahead of Easter holiday

As Uganda’s nightlife slowly gets its groove back, hopes are afloat for the entertainment sector in Nebbi as the RDC office tightens rules.

Over 50 people gathered at Mayor’s Garden – Nebbi on Wednesday morning attending a meeting organized by the Office of the Resident District Commissioner Nebbi.

In attendance – people working in the entertainment sector like Club and Bar owners, event organizers, DJs among others – as the RDC harden Covid 19 standard operative procedures and decisions pertaining Clubs and Discos.

The new rules which include a total shut down of entertainment gatherings will start on Friday – Few days to Easter holiday when many young populations go out having fun – and will run until further notice

Section of people who attended the meeting at Mayor’s garden – Nebbi

All other businesses will be required to close before  9 p.m in areas close to bars and pubs and where gatherings are more likely.

“We cannot nullify the sacrifices made in past months so the trend has to be maintained or hardened”. Says Assistant RDC

The Assistant Resident District Commissioner urged young people to be as cautious as possible to avoid creating the risk of Covid 19 infections.

However, This came after most event organizers had booked Artists and Venues ahead of the Easter holiday celebration which is likely to be loss.

The government has kept clubs closed despite mounting criticism and demand from the public and bar/club owners and the hope of re-opening is still in the air.

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