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Three police officers injured in Kiseka market demo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Three police officers attached to Kampala Central Police Station are nursing injuries they sustained in skirmishes with traders at Kiseka Market over the disputed demarcation of the market land by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA.    The Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says three …

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Marine police mount search for boat accident victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A combined team of marine police from Kenya and Uganda have joined forces to search for Ugandan traders believed to have drowned in Lake Victoria on Friday night. According to preliminary information, the 13 Ugandan traders were sailing on a boat with an unspecified number …

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Hundreds sent away from Bukedea market

Bukedea, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Bukedea authorities have turned away more than 200 traders of non- food items from Bukedea main market. A team of police officers and Local Defense Unit- LDU staged at the entrance of the weekly market on Monday morning and turned away traders who had traveled …

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Parliament tasks gov’t to address landlord, traders row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa to ensure that the landlords and traders are at ease regarding payment of rent. The directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko who …

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Six arrested over stoning police officers in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Six people accused of stoning police officers and a police vehicle in Kampala have been arrested and are being held at the Kampala Central Police Station – CPS. The accused allegedly spearheaded by John Kabanda and Katongole pelted stones at police officers and police patrol …

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KCCA engages enforcement team to better operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The acting Deputy Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Sam Sserunkuma has called upon the authority’s law enforcement team to avoid destroying people’s merchandise during their operations. Sserunkuma says the job of the team is not to destroy merchandise but to maintain order …

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Market operators protest against street vendors in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Traders from Jinja Central Market are demonstrating against the presence of street vendors outside the market.  The traders say that they no longer receive clients as customers prefer to purchase items outside the market. They also accuse Jinja city authorities of failing to block operations …

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More than half of small businesses may close -KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has expressed fear that as many as 54% of the small scale businesses that operated in Kampala and surrounding areas may close due to the impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hope Katwiine, the vice-chairperson of KACITA, an umbrella …

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