Court Blocks Kabale Municipality from Evicting Traders

High Court in Kabale has granted an interim order restraining Kabale Municipal Council and its agents from evicting; closing off, or relocating traders from Kabale Central Market till the main application that is set for 11th June 2019 is heard.

Didas Muhumuza the Kabale High court Deputy Registrar delivered the ruling on Wednesday at the Kabale High court.

The central market traders led by their chairperson Simon Mashemererwa dragged Kabale Municipal Council to the High Court seeking those court orders restraining the council from proceeding with the exercise of registering traders in the absence of elected vendor representatives.

They also want that the municipal council to disclose the new market construction design and the relocation plan where vendors and traders will be relocated.

Muhumuza while delivering his judgment, faulted the Kabale   Town Clerk, who in his notice to all traders to vacate the market by 1st May 2019, did not mention where they were to be relocated.

He then ordered Kabale municipality and its agents not to evict; close off or relocate traders from the central market till the main application that is fixed to be heard on the 11th June 2019 by Justice Moses Kawumi Kazibwe.

Kabale central market was set to be constructed under the Market Agricultural Trade Improvement Program II (MATIP II) with funding from African Development Bank at Shs. 24 billion shillings.




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