Kampala City Authority evicts street vendors and hawkers

Betty Kamya Issues Directives Against Street Vendors.ANJ CORPS

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in the wee hours of Monday morning took to the streets and evicted vendors who had taken over the streets of Kampala.
Last week Kampala minister Betty Kamya, directed city authorities to evict all street vendors off the streets as a way of creating trade order in the city

The traders had taken over most of the streets of Kampala selling fresh fruits, vegetables, food stuff, toys, electronics, clothes, shoes among others items along the streets.
Following Kamya’s directive, the enforcement team backed by Uganda Police took to the streets and confiscated merchandise of some of the vendors who had not complied to the directive.
The KCCA team led by Kituuma Rusoke, patrolled the streets of Luwum, William, Kampala, Namirembe and Benidicto Kiwanuka which had the majority of the vendors.

Rusoke told the press that KCCA had received complaints from the public on the increasing incidents of insecurity as pick pockets have taken advantage of the crowds on the streets.
“We shall continue with the enforcement, as we need to create trade order in the city, and create a safe working condition for the tax payers” Rusoke said.
The vendors still maintain that KCCA should find them work spaces as the city markets also have issues that need to be sorted.
“KCCA keeps telling vendors to go to markets like Wandegeya and Usafi but these markets have management issues,” The chairman of the Twagata Vendors Association, Joseph Kagolo said.

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