More than 200 vendors in Kalisizo have abandoned the newly constructed market and occupied the park yard. Last year Kalisizo Town council evicted the vendors from the park yard and relocated them to the newly constructed Kalisizo Central market just away from the business area.
More than 200 vendors in Kalisizo have abandoned the newly constructed market and occupied the park yard.
Last year Kalisizo Town council evicted the vendors from the park yard and relocated them to the newly constructed Kalisizo Central market just away from the business area.
The angry vendors have however collected their merchandise and relocated to the restricted area accusing the Town Council authorities of failing to relocate more than 50 hawkers and vendors who still operate along the streets.
The most affected vendors include food and vegetable sellers, second hand cloths dealers, and sugarcane dealers among others.
They claim their businesses have greatly been affected due to the fact that the central market was built far away from the central business area.
They further claim it’s difficult for people to access the central market because the street vendors sell exactly the same goods as theirs.
Kalisizo central market chairman Sseluwu Abbas says all vendors have also decided to abandon the market due to in security and lack of toilet facilities.
Sseluwu explains that their merchandise have been stolen due because the market lacks a fence.
According to Badru Mujuzi, a matooke dealer in Kalisizo Central market, they shifted to the Park yard while other traders have spread their merchandise along the street.
He further explains that they had expected brisk business in the coming festive season to service their loans but the current market failed them.
When contacted, Jude Kisilinya, the town clerk and Richard Ntambaazi, the Kalisizo Town council LCIII chairman say they are planning to meet the vendors to discuss their grievances. They however did not say when such a meeting would take place.
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