Kagadi vendors litter streets, ordered to relocate

Kagadi Town Council authorities in a meeting in Kagadi Town.

Authorities in Kagadi Town have ordered street sellers operating on major streets to relocate to the bus park to avoid littering them.

The Kagadi town council speaker, Mr Ernest Kyahurwa, said during their meeting, the town council authorities observed that Market, Kabalega and Isunga Streets are among others being dirtied with a variety of refuse.

He said the affected traders deal in deep fried chips, fried fish, fruits, vegetables, shoes and clothes among other items.  

“These traders have been asked to vacate the streets and relocate to the bus park. The eviction of the roadside vendors is intended to keep the streets clean because the vendors litter the roadsides and don’t clean them after work” Mr Kyahurwa told our reporter.

The speaker also said the move aims to pave way for the beautification of the town and the ongoing construction works.

This resolution was approved on Friday, November 2020, during a council meeting at Nuel Guest House.

However, the resolution has not gone well with vendors. Some claim that their eviction is intended to push them out of business since the Bus Park is always dark and dirty due to lack of electricity.

Ms Jane Tusingwire, one of the affected food vendors said most of the affected vendors sell food which they cannot sell in a dirty isolated environment.

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