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KCCA warns traders against street vending during campaigns

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th November 2015 01:31 PM

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned vendors against operating illegal businesses especially street vending in the city during the campaigns.

KCCA warns traders against street vending during campaigns

Vendors selling politicians’ photos and materials in Kampala recently. Photos/ Lawrence Mulondo.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned vendors against operating illegal businesses especially street vending in the city during the campaigns.

By Lawrence Mulondo

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned vendors against operating illegal businesses especially street vending in the city during the campaigns.

In an interview with the New Vision, the authority spokesperson Peter Kaujju said they have realized that the habit is on the rise especially during campaign rallies.

Kaujju said the act is a disadvantage to those who operate legally and those who pay trading licenses as they lose customers to street vendors.

He added that people compete for space on walk ways as vendors display their goods on pavements.

Kaujju explained that street vendors take advantage of KCCA enforcement officers' absence to trade.


KCCA enforcement officers plucking off political candidates’ posters from an electricity pole in Nakawa division recently


"The authority will be more vigilant to see that we don't lose what we have installed in the city during this campaign period," he said.

He however said they wouldn't want any of the people in the city to face the authority's penalties for any of these crimes.

The penalties for street vending in the city include being fined up to sh600, 000, serving a three months sentence or serving community work.

Kaujju further emphasized that un-authorized campaigning posters will not be allowed in the city and requested all candidates to clear with the authority before putting up their posters.

In October, KCCA took a move and removed posters in Nakawa claiming that they were put up illegally.

Candidates have to pay sh500 for each poster throughout the campaigning season.

 

KCCA warns traders against street vending during campaigns

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