Business
Buying from Kampala vendors could land you in prison
Publish Date: May 01, 2014
Buying from Kampala vendors could land you in prison
A vendor selling fruits on Kampala street
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Juliet Waiswa

Fifteen people have been arrested for allegedly buying merchandise from street vendors, who were outlawed from the streets over a year ago.


The city dwellers whose identifies could not be verified, were arrested in different spots in the city buying different items like fresh fruits, foods and handkerchiefs among other items from city vendors, an act which KCCA terms as supporting illegal vendors.

According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the crackdown on vendors started in 2012, and the affected were encouraged to occupy spaces in city markets.

The KCCA assistant spokesperson Robert Kalumba explained that KCCA will jointly prosecute the street vendors and those who purchase from them for aiding and abetting illegal trade. The fifteen are to appear before the KCCA court.

KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi, recently told The New Vision that there is a provision in the law which provides for penalty for illegal trade activities.

She explained that anybody found engaging in the illegal activities will be cautioned, fined or sent to prison. Musisi however revealed that KCCA has embarked on an exercise of sensitizing the community and the business community on the importance of utilizing the space in the markets.   

Regulation of Trade Order within the Capital City is one of the Cardinal mandates of KCCA under the Kampala Capital City Act 2010.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
EAC boss decries non-tariff barriers within Community
There is still slow progress in the removal of Non-Tariff Barriers in the East African Community (EAC) despite efforts in implementing commitments made in the customs union and common market protocol....
Uganda
The Lord Mayor of London says Uganda’s 6% economic growth per year is an enviable success compared to other giant and emerging economies....
NDA arrests herbalists for vending fake drugs
Sixteen herbalists including four Kenyans Masai medicine men have been arrested by National Drug Authority (NDA) in Kampala for hawking fake drugs....
UTB partners with Golf club to woo tourists
No sport draws crowds of the world’s most extravagant spenders like golf. It is with this in mind that Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has positioned itself to utilise golf as an avenue to promote Uganda’s tourism....
Accountants’ body to start new course with MUK
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) is in advanced stages of starting a public finance management course in conjunction with Makerere University....
Bank of Africa launches bank on wheels
Kampala folks were surprised during the launch of Bank on wheels launch at Bank of Africa (BOA) headquarters....
Do kingdoms deserve more benefits?
yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter