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Entrepreneurs - What has been your experience responding to Covid-19?

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Good evening everyone, Corona virus is bot yet reported in Uganda, but be believe prevention is better than cure! Our experience in an attempt to combat Corona virus pandemic has been basically sesitization of the community about how it can be contracted, how you can prevent it as well as emergency actions in case one shows the symptoms like dry cough, shortness in breath, fever and the likes. Our mode of communication uas been and is still the social media though this is limited as our are of operations are rural based with limited smart phones and at times poor telecommunication networks. We are trying our best to make sure that everyone is made aware. Thanks

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This is a pandemic that has hit the world and even though there isn’t vaccine yet, we sensitize people including children and parents on precautionary measures put by the Government and the Ministry of Health.

Schools are temporarily closed as was directed by the Government , so we send text messages to the parents / guardians with information obtained through the office of area Chief which we work closely with. Currently, we have been given two mobile numbers for one to call whenever a suspected case of symptoms is seen.

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Our country/ Jordan dealt with Corona in rational way, so you can follow Jordan's formal website to see the formal taken procedures. Thanks God, and God bless.

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Businesses that I support: Thanking them for being on the front lines and supporting our customers. We have been shying away from conversations about actual performance and making sure that our front line employees are safe, they are comfortable, and they are following basic social distancing principles.

Team Members/Peers: Phone calls, FaceTime/Video Chat, fun breaks throughout the day, daily team calls. By engaging with our peers, it helps to not feel alone during these times. It also helps to reach out to others within your organization to see how they are handling the crisis and give them a mental break from what they are experiencing everyday. As a workforce we need to focus on our mental health as much if not more than our productivity in order to stay engaged and stay positive about our current situations

Leadership: constantly involving the people who make decisions for our company, letting them know what’s working and what’s not working. The higher up you are in a company it becomes increasingly difficult to roll out plans that will effect your entire organization. If our leaders hear from us frequently it will help enact change going forward

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It’s an uncertain time with lots of unknowns, communicating effectively and efficiently is going to be key to maintaining your customer relationships.

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I thinks its an opportunity to explore the different means of doing business and at the same time showing your social responsbility by abiding necessary directions of government and helping out people in need.

Using our leadership skill set we must try to attribute to the life of our staff as well as our different stakeholders by providing support and also to start different business vertical modules.

This phase also enables us to strategise us well for the coming future and be better business leader in our respective field

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