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KCCA embarks on evicting street vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has made good of its threats to evict street vendors in an attempt to create trade order in the city and stop the spread of COVID-19. On Tuesday, a team of KCCA law enforcement officers backed by armed police officers started …

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Jinja market traders want street vendors evicted

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Jinja central market have asked the city authorities to evict street vendors whom they accuse of frustrating their businesses. During a tour to the market on Thursday by the Jinja city mayor-elect Peter Kasolo, the vendors stated that unlike the past leadership which …

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KCCA law enforcement officers need to calm down – Minister Kasolo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of State for Microfinance Haruna Kasolo has criticized the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA law enforcement officers deal with street vendors.  KCCA law enforcement officers are known for brutally arresting vendors and confiscating their merchandise. In 2017, a street vendor Olivia …

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KCCA brutality returns to streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Scenes of brutal arrest, beatings and manhandling street vendors has re-emerged about three months after the Kampala Minister, Beti Olive Kamya suspended at least seven Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement officers for rights violation. Early this week, URN saw KCCA enforcement officers picking …

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Kampala city street vendors’ delight

Kampala City traders, vendors face off again over sprawling street ‘markets’ If the hordes of vendors that have flooded the streets of Kampala once again are to have a wish, it will be that the election period gets even longer. In the wake of the Presidential elections over the last …

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