Coronavirus: Uganda bars landlords from collecting house rent

by Akeem Alao

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has issued a directive, restraining all landlords in the country from collecting house rent from their tenants.

Disclosing this on Thursday March 19th, 2020, the President stated that it was a necessary measure to cushion the economic effects of coronavirus in the country.

“We regrettably wish to Inform you all that due to the coronavirus Pandemic that has affected the daily routine of our people, I want to kindly urge you not to collect rent money from your tenants for the next 90 days,” he said.

“Failure to comply with this directive will take lead to loss of your apartment or 7-year imprisonment, or both actions taken,” he added.

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