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Vendors abandon Kitooro market over high dues

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors are vacating Kitooro market over the high market rates. The market has 1,075 spaces for stalls and lock-up shops but there are less than 330 vendors occupying the space, despite the council projecting to collect over one billion shillings from rent by end of …

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Taxi operators, vendors fight over Usafi market space

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A disagreement has erupted between taxi operators and vendors in Usafi over the land hosting the market. Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA opened Usafi market in 2013 to host street vendors and hawkers on one side and a taxi park with taxis plying mainly the Entebbe route …

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Vendors abandon Gulu main market lockups over poor access

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 30 lockup shops in Gulu main market have been abandoned by vendors due to poor accessibility. Commissioned in 2015, the market has 400 lockup shops accommodating hundreds of vendors. However, vendors say the northern wing of the market consisting of about 50 lockup …

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Vendors finally allocated stalls in Mbarara central market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city authorities have started relocating vendors to the new modern market constructed under the second phase of the Market and Agricultural Trade Improvement Program- MATIP-2. The relocation of more than 1,000 vendors started on Thursday after months of disagreements between city authorities and market vendors. …

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Minister orders fresh verification of vendors in Mbarara central market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi has directed fresh verification of all Mbarara central market vendors. This is the fifth time the vendors are registered and verified. The directive follows investigations after registering multiple complaints from vendors. Magyezi suspended the verification lists done by …

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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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