March 2, 2024

Muhorro Market traders want street vendors evicted

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Godfrey Nangonza, Chairman Lc3 Muhorro Town Council

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KAGADI

Traders in Muhorro Town Council have asked the authorities to evict street vendors whom they accuse of frustrating their businesses

These raised the concerns during a consultative meeting held with the market vendors at the Muhorro Town Council headquarters in Kagadi district.

The vendors note that since most commodities are scattered along the different streets within Muhorro town, most people prefer buying from the street vendors instead of wasting their time to enter the market.

Traders also complained about closure of some entrance and exit doors during working hours which limits customers from accessing their businesses.

The vendors further demand the town council authorities to give them stalls and work spaces alleging that all the stalls are owned by the traders who operate only on Saturdays leaving those operating in the daily market marginalized.

John Kabiriti, the chairperson of the Muhorro Business Community said the meeting was convened following the demonstration threats by the market vendors.

He also expressed the need for all the vendors to operate from inside the market as they look forward to finding a new site where to relocate the weekly market.

Responding to the concerns, the Muhorro Town Council Lc3 chairperson Godfrey Nangonza directed the tenderer to employ enough tax collectors and always open all the four entrances of the market to ease business.

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