Owners of unsightly buildings in Kampala city center have been given until Monday next week to paint their premises or risk having them closed.
The Town Clerk of Kampala, Ruth Kijjambu, says Kampala City Council will not issue any fresh notices or warnings in regard to rehabilitation of the buildings. She said the building owners have been given sufficient time to take action to renovate their buildings.
Kijjambu said the same notice applies to street vendors, including mobile bread and pastry shops, who have been ordered to move to established markets.
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Kijjambu warns that anyone found littering the streets will be arrested, prosecuted and face a jail term of six months.
The directives are part of preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting due in November.
KCC has also taken a decision to auction stray animals that are found roaming on the streets of the city. Goats and cows are regularly seen loitering along Queens Way and at Zzana on Entebbe Road, on Kiira Road and in Nakulabye. Previously KCC would impound the animals and return them to the owners, but the City Council has vowed to take tougher action.