After several public outcries for the government to have leisure centres opened, The Infectious Disease Institute(IDI) together with the Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) under the Raising the Bar program has striked a deal to reopen bars.
This agenda that is being facilitated by the Uganda flagship brand, Bell worth one million dollars ($1 M). This will be extended towards the logistical and physical requirements of the program.
This program will be an awareness call for trainings for bars, recreational facilities and establishments of personnel that will practice the measures that are important in the prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
“Bars are an integral part of Uganda’s socio-economic ecosystem. They provide employment both directly and indirectly, contribute significantly to real estate through rental incomes, contribute to the agricultural sector through sourcing of food supplies and Raw Materials and contribute to trade and several auxiliary services (security, transport, etc.)”.
Raising the Bar is a programme that seeks to facilitate the Diageo Programme hence support their local business partners and boost their capacity to reopen their businesses under the respective Stadard operational guidelines.