Abdul Nadduli, Luweero LC V chairman has reinstated vendors who were evicted last week from operating along the Kampala highway road reserve.
Abdul Nadduli, Luweero LC V chairman has reinstated vendors who were evicted last week from operating along the Kampala highway road reserve. Last week, Joseph Ssebudde, the Wobulenzi town clerk evicted more than 200 vendors from the road reserve and set up a flower garden. Ssebudde argued that the presence of vendors in the road reserve was causing tension amongst the vendors and shoo owners.
He also said that the vendors were exposing their life and that of their customers at the risk of accidents. Ssebudde ordered the vendors to relocate to Luzzi zone along the Luweero-Kampala highway but vendors refused and camped at Bamunanika road. They threatened to block traffic and turn the road into a market. But today, Naduli ordered the vendors to return to the road reserve and continue with their business until council resolves their grievances.
He argued that the vendors were not consulted and given ample time to relocate before they were evicted. Naduli explains that he agrees with the vendors complain that the place they were allocated is not safe and suitable for their business. The vendors have welcomed the decision by Naduli reinstating them until another venue is identified.
Rehema Mbasanze a vendor says that the proposed site is located on slope which puts them at risks of accidents and floods when it rains. She accused town council of frustrating their source of income and wants council to review its decision. Joseph Ssebudde, Wobulenzi town clerk says that he has petitioned the chief administrative officer Christopher Kyomya, and RDC Paul Lubowa to intervene in the matter. This is the sixth time Wobulenzi town council has attempted to evict the vendors in vain.
eviction of vendors on roadside of luweero-kampala highway
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