Traders under the Kabale Central Market Traders Association Limited have filed a petition before the Kabale High Court seeking to block plans by Kabale municipality and its agents from conducting registration of all market vendor and traders of Kabale central until the main application challenging the process is determined.
Recently Kabale municipality started registering vendors and traders in the market that is set to be demolished and replace with a new one.
The new 29 billion shillings market is being funded by the World Bank under the Markets And Agricultural Trade Improvements Program (MATIP2).
The traders led by their chairperson Simon Mashemererwa, through their lawyers of Twikirize and company advocates in their main application claim the Kabale municipality kicked off the registration of traders without establishment of a joint team comprising of elected vendors representatives and the input and involvement of the vendors’ association.
The traders also add that they weren’t shown the approved new market construction design or the relocation plan and place where central market vendors and traders will be moved.
The Kabale High Court registrar Didas Muhumuza has set 21st December 2018 to hear an application of order of interim injunction from the vendors and traders.