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Vendors of roasted chicken in Wandegeya in fear over eviction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors of roasted chicken in Wandegeya are living in fear of eviction. The more than 80 vendors accuse their former coordinator, Joseph Kalema of severally threatening to evict them from their stalls. Fred Mayanja, one of the vendors who has been roasting chicken in the …

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Vendors in Kampala decry delayed distribution of mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in the different markets of Kampala have decried the delayed distribution of mosquito nets. Last month, President Museveni asked vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact with family members as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. Museveni then directed the …

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Mbale central market vendors demand for mosquito nets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Mbale central market are yet to receive the mosquito nets promised by the government. Last month, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni asked market vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact with family members, as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19. …

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Mbale central market chokes on unpaid utility bills

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale central market vendors are choking on unpaid electricity and water bills. The water and electricity in the market has been on and off forcing vendors to vacate the market as early as 5:00pm because of the darkness. According to market authorities, the market owes …

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Mukono vendors decline to sleep in markets citing family splits

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of vendors in Kame valley market in Mukono district has shunned the proposal to sleep there as part of the COVID-19 containment measures, saying it is likely to accelerate family breakups. Despite repeated threats by Mukono Resident District Commissioner Fatumah Ndisaba to close …

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KCCA razes stalls in Kikuubo in a bid to manage crowds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 vendors in Kikuubo business center in Kampala central business district are stuck following the eviction of their stalls by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA so as to reduce crowding. KCCA has evicted all metallic and wooden stalls that had been erected on the …

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Lukaya vendors shun new market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Lukaya town council have shunned the new market saying it is far from the well-known trading centre and lacks ample parking space. Some claim that it was poorly built and lacks sufficient space for motorists to park while buying eats and refreshments, fruits …

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Reallocation of market vendors halted in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The committee comprising of head of security and officials from the Ministry of Local Government have halted the allocation of lockups in Soroti main market over disagreements between the city council authorities and market vendors. The decision was arrived at during an emergency meeting attended …

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Bribery, double standards cited in Soroti market lockup allocations

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The allocation of lockups to vendors at Soroti Main Market was marred by several irregularities according to an investigation report released by Soroti Resident City Commissioner-RCC Robert Adiama. The investigation was conducted amidst disagreements between city authorities and market vendors, with many of them refusing …

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