‘We’ve Nowhere To Go’- Hawkers, Vendors Vow To Return To Kampala Streets Next Week
By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: Vendors and Hawkers who were evicted from the Kampala City streets last month have vowed to return to the streets saying the government has failed to respond to their demands.
The traders under their body the New Generation Traders Association Uganda –NGTAU say they plan to return on Tuesday, February 22.
According to their association, they requested the government to allocate them with some streets in the city on which they could operate including Allen road, Namirembe road, Rashid Khamis Road, and Ssebaana among others but nothing has been done.
Addressing the Journalists in Kampala, John Kabanda the Chairperson of the New Generation Traders Association Uganda says that they gave nine days ultimatum for the government to solve their issue but no response has yet been received.
However, the Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA acting head of Public and Corporate Affairs Juliet Bukirwa Muwanguzi, said that they have been having stakeholders meeting with the top leadership of vendors and hawkers called the Kampala Hawkers and Vendors Federation and soon they are communicating the authority’s position.
Last month, following the January 16th deadline communicated by the Resident City Commissioner Hudu Hussein, the police and army were deployed in Kampala to block vendors and hawkers from selling on the streets in a move to clean the city of unregulated businesses.