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Gulu city to set up weekly markets for evicted street vendors

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council will establish weekly markets to accommodate vendors who were evicted from the streets. The resolution was made during a security meeting held at the Gulu city yard following an outcry from the evicted vendors citing a lack of space in the gazetted markets. …

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KCCA executive petitions court over eviction of street vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Committee has petitioned the High Court to quash the ban on street vending and hawking on grounds that it is illegal and unreasonable. Led by the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, the KCCA Executive Committee has filed its petition …

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KCCA launches crackdown on street vendors in Kawempe division

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has extended its operation to evict street vendors to Kawempe division. Hundreds of street vendors operating in areas of Bwaise, Kawempe stage, Kalerwe, Kyebando, and Mpererwe have been evicted off the streets by KCCA enforcement officers with the help of the …

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Arua central market traders call for eviction of street vendors

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Arua central market have asked the city authorities to evict street vendors whom they accuse of frustrating their businesses. The vendors held a meeting in Arua city on Monday where they issued an ultimatum of seven days to the authorities. They argue that since …

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Street vendors petition court over eviction from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Street vendors in Kampala have sued the government and Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for evicting them from the streets. On 23rd December 2021, the then Resident City Commissioner-RCC Hud Hussein directed vendors to peacefully vacate the streets and take up space in city markets before …

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KCCA to register street vendors and hawkers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has decided to register street vendors and hawkers in Kampala. This was announced by Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs on Friday while meeting KCCA officials and leaders of vendors from different associations. She said that the …

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14 KCCA councilors remanded for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 14 ‘Lord’ councilors of Kampala Capital City Authority including the Speaker Zahrah Luyirika, and her deputy have been sent on remand on charges of inciting violence. The others are: KCCA Deputy Speaker Nasuru Masaba, Gadafi Jafari Kamya, Morshin Kakande, Charles Mpindi, Paul Kato, Richard …

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Kampala RCC denies working with ‘smart city’ youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala Resident City Commissioner, Hud Hussein has distanced himself from “smart city”, one of the youth vigilante groups purportedly enforcing law and order in the city. The youths who often wear black T-Shirts and light green reflector jackets with the inscription “smart city”, have …

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KCCA extends deadline for street vendors to vacate city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala City Resident Commissioner-RCC Hussein Hud has said that street vendors have until 10th January 2022 to vacate the streets and take up available space in markets. Hud who was addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center says that vending and hawking is …

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