CALM has returned to Nakawa market after over 7,000 vendors united to form the Nakawa Market Vendors Association.
This follows an order from local government minister Adolf Mwesigye that the management of the market be re-organised to ease the handling of its issues.
The directive came after MPs on the local government accounts committee visited the market on December 19 and discovered poor garbage disposal.
Festo Turinawe, the chairperson of the task force re-organising the market, yesterday said elections for its new market leaders would be held in two weeks.
Addressing a team of Nakawa market leaders at Kembabazi Catering Centre in Naguru, a Kampala city suburb, Turinawe said the poor management had run the market into heavy debt.
â€œApart from the power bills amounting to millions of shillings, the funds are mismanaged. Money is collected from vendors but is not remitted to KCC,â€ he said.
Last year, KCC attempted to take over the management of the market, after the vendors association failed to remit over sh100m in taxes.
Nakawa division chairperson, Protazio Kintu, told The New Vision that the market is supposed to remit sh24m every month to KCC.
Nakawa market vendors unite