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Rethink Kampala’s street vendors

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Hala Al-Karib is the regional director for the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), an organization that seeks to unlock potential of women’s rights movement. She spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about street vending in Kampala. What is your management …

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VIDEO: Beti Kamya orders vendors off the city streets.

VIDEO: Beti Kamya orders vendors off the city streets. Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The Minister of Kampala Beti Kamya has ordered all vendors off the city streets with immediate effect. The minister says that vendors had taken advantage of a colleague’s death last week to pour onto the streets. …

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VENDORS: Kyambadde condemns KCCA enforcement officers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has condemned the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers handle street vendors especially women, saying such excessive force is uncalled for. This follows the death of a one Olivia Basemera last Friday …

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Entebbe Road to be cleared of illegal structures

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will from Monday morning start clearing illegal structures and markets located on their reserves along national roads, beginning with Kampala-Entebbe road. “UNRA will commence enforcement action to reorganize road reserves. Exercise kicks off tomorrow starting with road side vendors at Kibuye,” a source at UNRA …

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Parliament demands Kamya explanation on street vendors

Parliament has directed the Minister for Kampala Beti Olive Namisango Kamya to explain why police and enforcement officers have denied vendors access to gazetted roads to sell their merchandise as approved by councilors of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Speaker Rebecca Kadaga issued the directive at Wednesday’s parliament session after a …

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VIDEO: All I want is an organized Kampala city, Museveni says

VIDEO: President Yoweri Museveni has hit back at Kampala politicians fighting the government decision banning vendors off the streets, terming them as cheap politicians. Speaking out on the matter for the first time since cabinet issued the directive, Museveni says he cannot “commit suicide” by letting vendors remain on the streets. …

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VIDEO: Why Lukwago shunned Museveni meeting

VIDEO: Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has snubbed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s invitation, together with other councilors, to solve the administrative stalemate over the vendors on Kampala streets. The refusal of the Lord Mayor Lukwago to attend the state House meeting sets a stage for the renewed clashes between him …

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