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KCCA evicts street vendors

By Juliet Waiswa

Added 5th November 2018 03:27 PM

Last week Kampala Minister Beti Kamya, directed city authorities to evict all street vendors off the streets as a way of creating trade order in the city.

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Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers loading goods they confiscated from vendors. This was on Namirembe road near Qualicel plaza on November 5, 2018. Photos by Lawrence Mulondo.

Last week Kampala Minister Beti Kamya, directed city authorities to evict all street vendors off the streets as a way of creating trade order in the city.

STREET VENDORS

KAMPALA- 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 Beti Kamya, directed city authorities to evict all street vendors off the streets as a way of creating trade order in the city.

 

 Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers (in yellow) near Qualicel plaza. The officers evicted vendors off city streets. Photo by Lawrence Mulondo.

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.

 

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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.

 

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers and police officers on Ben Kiwanuka  Street. The duo conducted an operation where they evicted vendors off Kampala city centre streets. Photo by Lawrence Mulondo.

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