Kabale district council is to closedownthree markets located alongside the roads.
Kabale district council has resolved to close down all roadside markets.
The resolution will affect three major markets; Karukara market in Hamurwa town council,Katuna border market and Muhanga market in Rukiga constituency.
Ali Kalama, the Kabale district secretary for Works, said on Monday that the decision to clos the roadside markets stems from the desire to ease congestion along the highway.
He says the council has secured land for the market in hamurwa, katuna and the district is looking for land for Muhanga market.
But the Council resolution has been rejected by the traders of Katuna market who say the area allocated for them is a wetland and suffers from floods during the rainy season.
Moses Owimana, a trader at Katuna border says currently the land allocated for the market is flooded and traders have no where to put their commodities.
He says the district needs to level the ground and create some drainage systems to control the floods.
In Karukara the traders rejected the new area claiming that its far from the highway to Kisoro and travelers cannot access their commodities.
Byamugisha John, one of the traders says council did not consult them about the relocation.
But Audia Mutabazi, the town clerk Hamurwa, says they will not hesitate to apply force to relocate the traders.
Last year the Kabale district council resolved the same but lacked the implementation but to date Karukara market is in the process of being relocated.
markets located alongside the roads