More than 400 vendors operating in the open space along Napier road market in Jinja have been ordered to vacate the area by the end of this week.
David Bashakara the town clerk Jinja says that the vendors have been asked to vacate the area to pave way for redevelopment.
Early this year, the vendors wrote to the Inspectorate of Government protesting the planned eviction.
The IGG in April, wrote back exonerating the council of any wrong doing and directed that developers be allowed to continue with their development plans.
The IGG in his letter copied to the RDC, DPC, District Engineer and Jinja mayor said the developers should be allowed to continue with the construction of their lockups because they were unfairly treated.
He directed the senior assistant town clerk in charge of central division to make the necessary arrangement to allow the developers start their work on September 29.
However, the vendors have vowed not to move an inch insisting they should have been given first priority to redevelop their market.
Patrick Mulwanyi, the secretary of the Open Space vendors says that they are still mobilizing themselves to respond to the eviction notice.
He says the vendors were not given ample time to plan for the eviction.
Aidah Ntiringano who has been operating in the market since 1991 says that they were the first to operate in the area when it was abandoned.
She says that they are not opposed to development but they should have been given first priority to develop the area since they are capable.
Aidah Ntiringano says that they will not leave the area until council finds them an alternative place to operate from.