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Soroti vendors operating illegal markets to be evicted

By Abraham Elapu

Added 15th November 2016 05:05 PM

Christians leave before the end of mass to shop

Authorities of Soroti Municipality have issued a warning to venders operating an illegal market adjacent to Soroti Catholic Diocese.

Moses Ecuru the deputy mayor Soroti Municipality said the vendors who are operating next to the church are not authorized by the municipal authorities to operate there. 

He said the venders are not generating any taxes to the municipality yet they have continued to dump garbage all over the area and its municipal council which is facing the burden of cleaning the place.

Christians leave before the end of mass to shop simply because the market is next to the church which according to him is very bad. 

Ecuru explained that a while back they stopped the venders from selling their items around the church and instead they moved to the junction of the road that connects Soroti to Derere district.

“We don’t know as a municipal council how they opened that market and made it operational on Sundays” Ecuru said.

He added that they are preparing to have that market come to a standstill by Sunday and anyone who will be found operating any kind of business from Sunday onwards will face arrest or lose property.

Furthermore Ecuru noted that those venders are expected to relocate to the gazetted markets within the municipality where they will be subjected to paying taxes. 

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