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Kisekka Market probe begins

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th March 2008 03:00 AM

Tempers flared on Wednesday as the commission probing the affairs of Kisekka Market quizzed the town clerk, Ruth Kijjambu, on how the lease was awarded to developers.

Tempers flared on Wednesday as the commission probing the affairs of Kisekka Market quizzed the town clerk, Ruth Kijjambu, on how the lease was awarded to developers.

By Anne Mugisa and Florence Nakaayi

Tempers flared on Wednesday as the commission probing the affairs of Kisekka Market quizzed the town clerk, Ruth Kijjambu, on how the lease was awarded to developers.

Kijjambu was angered by Kampala Woman MP Nabillah Ssempala’s demand for a clarification as to whether KCC acted legally.

The situation was saved from deteriorating further by the chairman, Jacob Oulanyah, who told Kijjambu that the commission was not trying to condemn her.

Kijjambu said KCC permitted the New Nakivubo Road Market Vendors Association and Rhino Investment to redevelop the market in August last year.

She said wrangles erupted when a splinter group, The Nakivubo Road Old (Kisekka) Market Vendors, emerged disowning the first group and asked KCC to cancel the offer.

The splinter groups, Kijjambu said, claimed that the first group led by Samuel Ssekibenga was not representative.

They, however, admitted that they had mandated Ssekibenga to represent them, Kijjambu told the commission.

According to Kijjambu, she told them their request was confusing because they mandated Ssekibenga and the offer was made.

On the riots, Kijjambu absolved both groups, saying other selfish people had hired mercenaries to cause chaos.

Kisekka Market probe begins

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