Demand for plastic chairs in Kampala high ahead of New Year festivities

Demand for plastic chairs in Kampala high ahead of New Year festivities
Kampala, Uganda | URN | Kampala city has run out of plastic chairs as the demand for plastic chairs ahead of New Year celebrations intensifies.
Many organizers of concerts, prayers and other events are stuck as major chair rental and hire service providers have run out of chairs. Daniel Baguma, of Grace Church in Bweyogerere, says that they were looking for additional 1,000 chairs to add to the ones they already have in vain.
“We are going to improvise and when we fail to get chairs, I believe many people will have to stand through the prayers, but we expect many people,” Baguma told this publication.
At Phaneero Ministries led by Apostle Grace Lubega has hired 50,000 plastic chairs for prayers to usher in the New Year at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) grounds.

However, the church is still struggling to get more chairs to cater for the big number of people they expect to attend the prayers. At Sillah Tents, Fotogenix and Events Uganda Limited, all the chairs and tents had been hired out.

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A source only identified as Eric at Events Uganda Limited says all their 5,000 plastic chairs have been hired out for the Passover prayers at Kololo Grounds.

“We charge 500 shillings for each chair, but all of them have been hired out, and usually it’s a sure deal during New Year’s. It is mostly the churches that are using the chairs and they book them early,” he says.

Attempts to hire plastic chairs at Bouncing Castles Uganda Events Limited and Footsteps Furniture among others was futile.