Market vendors in Kitgum have defied an ultimatum to vacate their old market to pave the way for the renovation of the facility.
The vendors say the ultimatum is unrealistic and unacceptable. They claim that the new market is not spacious enough to accommodate all of them.
The vendors accuse the Kitgum Town Council of making decisions without consulting them.
Kitgum Town Council authorities however insists that the vendors must leave the market by Wednesday or risk forceful eviction.
Atusasire Wilson, a fruit trader at the market, says the vendors were not given ample time to prepare for their relocation.
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Emanuel Opira, chairperson of the Kitgum Hawkers' Association, says the he and his colleagues have no option but comply with the eviction order. He however says that Kitgum town council must ensure that the new market is expanded to accommodate the big number of traders.
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Ojara Richard Okwera, the local council three chairperson, says that the new market will be large enough to house all the traders.
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