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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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Nyamityobora vendors seek permission to construct market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Nyamityobora food market in Mbarara City South A division have written a letter to Mbarara city authorities seeking permission to redevelop their market. The vendors say they have saved money under Nyamityobora Market Vendors Association, which they can use to redevelop the market, …

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SECURITY: Relocation of Kampala city vendors starts next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The relocation of street vendors to gazetted market places will start next week, Kabuye Ky’ofatogabye, the State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs has said. Speaking at the celebrations to mark 20 years of Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA), Kabuye said that the government …

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Roadside vendors in Gulu city ordered off the streets

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu city security committee has ordered vendors to vacate the roadside over security threats and accidents. There are hundreds of roadside vendors operating along different roads in Gulu city. They are mainly congested along the Gulu-Kampala highway, Main street, around Stanbic bank, and Andrea Olal …

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