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Kalerwe market vendors toiling on the streets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of vendors are struggling to survive on the streets after losing their stalls in the Markets at Kalerwe for failure to raise money to secure space. Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA closed all the markets at Kalerwe about a month ago citing overcrowding. It …

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Yemen’s qat markets flourish despite virus threat

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP |  While many of the world’s markets have closed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Yemen’s capital Sanaa, downtown districts selling qat — the ubiquitous mild narcotic — still bustle with people. Flouting social distancing rules, Yemenis jostle to select bunches of the chewable leaf from …

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KCCA closes part of Kaleerwe market

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued a notice suspending operation of Kisanjja Section in Kalerwe Market for failure to abide by government guidelines in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID -19). According to a statement issued Wednesday, the suspension has been prompted by overcrowding in …

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Vendors, traders in Kampala do not know much about COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As East Africa starts reporting cases of COVID 19, in many parts of Kampala, little is known about the disease. With over 170,000 infected persons globally, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the World Health Organsation (WHO) Director General says that the pandemic should be everyone’s concern because …

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CHRISTMAS: Street vendors overwhelm KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Street vendors overwhelmed the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcement team in downtown Kampala on Christmas eve. On Tuesday, the street vendors poured on the road between Owino Market and Mukwano Arcade stretching all the way to Ham Shopping ground, making it almost …

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Masaka Municipal Council issues strict guideline on grasshopper handling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Masaka municipal council has issued guidelines regulating the handling of grasshoppers to stop contamination of the edible insects. A circular issued by Masaka Municipal Health department requires all grasshopper vendors to register with local authorities as well as undergo medical examination by the Principal …

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NWSC lays off 31 prepaid water meter token vendors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  National Water and Sewerage Corporation has dismissed 31 Prepaid Water Meter Token Vendors. They had been recruited and trained to distribute water tokens to consumers in Kampala city. The layoff of the agents climaxed last month since it started at the beginning of the year. …

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Are traditional highway stopovers losing their flare?

Mpigi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At Mbizinnya in Buwama Town Council, the race is on., armed with roasted chicken, gonja, soft drinks, and other types of meat, the roadside vendors are peering at an oncoming commuter taxi.    The moment the taxi slows to the parking side; the vendors begin to …

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