City Businessman Haruna Sentongo Bails Out Stranded Vendors, Hawkers With 6 months Of Free Rent After Being Kicked Out Kampala Streets
By Uganda Online Media
President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.
“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.
Kampala: City Businessman Haruna Sentongo has bailed out stranded street vendors and hawkers with six months of rent-free spaces on his city buildings following the government decision through Kampala capital city authority (KCCA) to kick them off the streets of Kampala.
Sentongo who owns commercial buildings in downtown Kampala, including Nakayiza market In Kisenyi, Segawa market located on Mwanga II road among others has called upon hawkers and street vendors to take up lockup shops at his DownTown buildings, and work for at least six months without paying a coin.
“Let them come and work with us, am giving them six months rent-free” Sentogo said while consoling stranded hawkers downtown.
Sentongo’s offer of free rent for six months comes as a great relief to street vendors and hawkers who are currently being kicked out of Kampala’s streets in a bid to organize and urbanize the city.
Sentongo’s Haruna Enterprises operates several buildings in Kampala including Nakayizza Market located on Kafumbe Makasa road, home to small and big dealers in cereals produce and Segawa market located on Mwanga II road in Kisenyi, a home of auto spare parts. Nakayizza Market Kisenyi seats on 4.5 acres and can accommodate over 2,800 businesses.
On Saturday, Kampala Minister Hajat Minsa Kabanda and KCCA Dorothy Kisaka, toured places to relocated hawkers in Kampala, in the move to create an organized trade order in the capital city.