City Vendors Hit The Streets Again

capsule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This follows the suspension of work by KCCA technical team last evening by the executive director, and Jennifer Musisi, stuff citing too much threat on them from the angry Ugandans who want to re-instate the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

Today, various streets have been occupied with hawkers and vendors who have paraded their goods along the road sides and pavements.

On Kafumbe Mukasa road; phone vendors, fruits vendors, as well as those dealing in clothes and shoes have occupied both sides of the streets.

Outside Nakivubo stadium, more vendors have taken up all the free space around this place and interestingly, at this spot, it looks like some of the shop attendants have brought sugar and those from Owino market have brought the stock to be cleared in preparation for the festive season.

The whole part outside Owino market is the most congested area.


There are very many hawkers stationed in this area holding merchandise.

At Ben Kiwanuka Street, especially outside Nalubwaama Arcade, Mukwano Arcade, Mgaoba Arcade and Pioneer View, traders dealing in ladies outfits like jeans shoes and children’s toys have crowded here.

On William Street outside buildings like Mutaasa Kafeero, Gazaland and Majestic Plaza, vendors have laid their goods including clothes, bags and shoes on the verandahs of these buildings something which has led to the slow movement of pedestrians in the area.

Some shop attendants especially phone dealers and clothing dealers, have used this period to put displays outside the shops since KCCA early this year had refused any one to put any item outside the shop.

Some vendors have told Chimpreports that this is a very big day for them since they are making a lot of sales without being disturbed by the KCCA enforcement officers who always confiscate their property.

Some traders renting shops around Mukwano Arcade informed us that these street vendors have led to a cut down in their daily sales since all their customers can’t waste time entering the shops when they can get what they want on the streets.

In the Old Taxi Park, fruit sellers and fried foods sellers have also occupied most parts of this park waiting for their customers.

But to the pedestrians, the situation has not been simple since there is hardly space for them to walk.

From morning up to the filing of this story, we have not been able to see any KCCA officer on duty.

Most of the customers who have benefitted a lot from this are the students who have come back for their holidays.

However, security in town remains tight as the Anti-riot police and the mobile patrol vehicles continue to patrol the streets.

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