AMELIA KYAMBADDE TELLS OFF LANDLORDS: EVERYBODY IS IN TURMOIL OVER CORONAVIRUS SACRIFICE A LITTLE TOO
By Otim Nape
Minister Amelia Kyambadde has pleaded with landlords not to be very harsh to Ugandans who happen to be their tenants saying “Coronavirus has presented us with a life and death situation and everybody has lost out including your tenants. Let’s be human let’s not harass tenants during this period. Let’s consider deferring these rental obligations to until when the times are good again because no one, certainly not your tenants, is financially gaining out of this pandemic situation.”
Amelia, however, hastily disclaimed saying these are her views as a person adding that all these things are being discussed in government “and I will be updating the country every two weeks on the progress being made.” She was speaking at government Media Center earlier this Thursday. She has expressed these concerns after thousands of Ugandans resorted to using social media calling on their President YK Museveni to similarly use his leverage as the CEO of the country to urgently intervene but the man from Rwakitura hasn’t yet been heard from on this matter.
This clarion call is what Ugandans are consistently making to the HE each time he posts anything Corona-related on his social media accounts. Some have gone as far as confessing to the President “we are actually more afraid of rent and our landlords than the Coronavirus itself.”
Amelia said she expects landlords to act very reasonably throughout this period by being patient and treating their tenants humanely because banks, which they sometimes claim to be pressurizing them over unpaid loan obligations, are already authoritatively being engaged by cabinet and the President through Bank of Uganda leadership.
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