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Lira vendors return to the streets after eviction

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Most vendors in Lira city have returned to the streets barely a month after they were evicted. In March 2022, authorities of Lira City Council issued an eviction notice for all vendors to leave the streets and stop selling various items on verandahs and along walk …

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Lira street vendors protest eviction

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Lira have protested their planned eviction from the streets.  Last week, Lira City Council gave the vendors an ultimatum of five days to leave the streets. However, this directive has been rejected by the more than 500 vendors selling tomatoes, sweet bananas, …

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Vendors abandon Lugazi central market over insecurity

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 vendors have abandoned Lugazi central market in Buikwe district over insecurity. The market was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni in December 2020. It is one of the modern markets that were constructed under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP-II), which …

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Vendors shun new Lukaya market

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly built multi-million modern market in Lukaya town council in Kalungu district has remained vacant because of the refusal by the vendors to occupy it citing poor workmanship.  The vendors who sell vegetables, tomatoes, fish and other fresh foodstuffs are instead operating in their …

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How vendors are surviving off Kampala streets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A less congested and more calm environment returns to Kampala, a few weeks after the city authorities enforced operations to rid the city of street vendors and hawkers. The last such cleanup was conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA under the leadership of Jennifer …

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KCCA steps up operations to evict street vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA enforcement officers have this week intensifed operations to get vendors off the streets. The enforcement teams are being assisted by a group of youth donning reflector jackets with inscriptions, ‘Smart City’, that have however been accused of brutality by the …

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Mukono authorities, vendors disagree over market space

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors operating in an open weekly market at Mbalala trading center in Mukono district have disagreed with local authorities on the new proposed market space. The Mbalala LCI chairperson Mohammed Wamala resolved to shift the weekly market to Kasenge playground. The market with more than …

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