Speaking during an online discussion, early this week, Mr Richard Mubiru, the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) economic policy committee board member, said manufacturers are working at an optimum of about 30 per cent, which calls for radical revival measures.
We now need another equivalent of Minister Aceng to lead the economic recovery," he said during an online discussion organised by lawyer Bernard Oundo under the theme: "The impact of Covid-19 on trade and tax."
During the discussion, Mr Mubiru cautioned government against financing more administrative units in form of new cities and instead divert the money towards economic recovery, much of which has been damaged by Covid-19.
Mr Everest Kayondo, the Kampala City Traders Association chairman, urged government to design policies that will shield people's businesses from collapse.
Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner for domestic taxes, said that whereas they understand the current economic challenges, they expect those with tax obligations to find a way of working on them.