There was commotion in Kamuli town this morning following the closure of the central market by the town council officials.
Officials say the closure is to enable construction of the new market to take place. Market vendors however accuse town council officials of acting without informing them.
Police and reserve force were deployed at the market early in the morning to block traders from entering the market.
The vendors, led by Kiruba Hassan and Jessica Namagwe, say their perishable goods are rotting in the market. They requested the town clerk, Edith Namayega to allow them to relocate their products to another area.
Currently the market is surrounded by the reserve force led by their district commander, Lt. Muddu Awulira.
Meanwhile the town clerk has told traders not to return to the market before construction is complete.
Namayega revealed that she offered them a notice to vacate the market before 28th June 2011 but they ignored the notice.
She said vendors are free to join their colleagues in the Lorry Park out side the market as the construction commences. She however did not state start date for the construction of the new market.
But the vendors fear that their stalls would be taken away by the rich people after construction since they have no idea when construction work commences and ends.