Newspaper Vendors Rejoice As Media Houses Are Reopened

cheapest geneva;”>The two newspapers had been under police siege for eleven days over the publication of Gen. David Sejusa’s .controversial letter calling for an investigation into reports of planned assassination of army officers opposed to Brigadier Kainerugaba Muhoozi rise to presidency.

One newspaper vendor commonly known as Maama Barbra, operating along Kyagwe Road on the streets of Kampala said the re-opening of the two publications will help to boost their income which had began diminishing when the papers were closed.

She noted that Red Pepper is one of the most selling newspapers along the streets of Kampala given the fact that it always digs out the hidden information and follows up stories.

“This is followed by The Daily Monitor which is commonly trusted by non-government employees who believe that it publishes factual stories,” she said.

Maama Barbra noted that though they earn very little profits from selling newspapers, it is a source of livelihood.


She said they sell most when there is a big story being run by the most trusted papers.

“We don’t need capital to operate this business. The only thing needed is having connections with different newspaper agents who will ensure you have a continuous supply and pay them in the evening,” she added.

She said she earns Shs 100 from each newspaper sold, which means the more papers sold the more profits one will earn.

“At the end of the day, it puts food on my table and pays school fees for my children,” said Mama Barbra.

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