This morning traders in the downtown Kisekka market woke up to move their assets to other locations to give way a redevelopment exercise.
The awaited demolition of this market kicked off peacefully with traders gathering outside their shops to monitor their goods being moved to nearby shopping malls.
All the shops and kiosks in this market were demolished amidst resistance and threats from a small group of traders who petitioned court seeking an order to block the redevelopment process.
Through their chairperson Hajji Asad Bukenya, more about http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/embed-template.php they claimed to have lost a great deal of merchandise as the demolition work was kick started without their knowledge.
Bukenya also noted that that the exercise was being conducted illegally as the deadline they were given still had more days on it.
The spokes person for the Kisekka market traders Simon Peter Lubwama however, described the complaints and allegations by Haji Asad as false information with a hidden agenda.
“It’s not true that we have forced traders to vacate this market. They are doing it wilfully and we as management are there to oversee and monitor that the exercise goes on successfully,” he retorted.
“So far we have not got any problem in this process and once it moves on like this, it’s going to be the first peaceful relocation process to take place in Kampala’ said Lubwama.