Kampala Minister Kamya Orders ‘Forceful’ Eviction of Street Vendors

Kampala Minister Beti Kamya has ordered KCCA to forcefully evict all vendors from city streets as a way of creating sanity in Uganda’s capital.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday afternoon, viagra dosage Kamya said the street vendors had led to confusion, order congestion and noise pollution which also led to insecurity and violence in the city.

“Kampala is governed by the Constitution; the KCCA Act 2010 whereas KCCA also administers and enforces several ordinances plus laws that govern trade order,” Kamya said.

“All street vending activities will not be allowed to continue and government therefore directs all street vendors to vacate streets, road reserves, open spaces, carriageways and sidewalks forthwith.”

The Kampala minister said she had received several complaints and petitions from various stakeholders in relation to disorder in the city, and that it was high time government acted.

“There is no city in the world where there are no laws governing vendors and for cities to be clean there is a price to be paid by the people. The price to be paid for Kampala to be clean is taking vendors off the streets,” Kamya said.

“KCCA has its own enforcement wing that should deal with them (vendors) in case they refuse to vacate the streets peaceful.”


Asked whether she was not contradicting President Museveni who during campaigns blamed KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi of ‘killing his votes’ with her  ‘bitter medicine’ of dealing with the people in Kampala, Kamya said this was demand driven.

“In the past it was viewed as something started by KCCA to send people off the streets but this time round the public has requested us,” she noted.

Kamya however urged the street vendors to take advantage of the available markets as well as weekend markets.

The directive by the Kampala Minister comes at a time when police and Kampala City Traders’ Association (KACITA) are engaged in running battles trying to forcefully take vendors off the streets.


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