Kaberebere Town council Suspends Eviction of Roadside Vendors

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Robert Mungyereza, a roadside vendor, says evicting them would affect their only source of livelihood and affect their families.

Kaberere town council in Isingiro district has suspended the planned eviction of roadside vendors. 

In May this year, Kaberere town council passed a resolution to evict roadside vendors on grounds that they were causing confusion and congestion, which leads to road accidents in the town.

However, the decision met stiff resistance from the vendors who accused the town council authorities for plotting to throw them out of the town. The vendors resisted attempts by the town council authorities to evict them.

Now, Patrick Kajumba, the Kaberere town council LC 3 chairperson, says they have suspended the decision to evict the roadside vendors.


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The roadside vendors have welcomed the decision by the authorities to suspend their eviction, saying they are also struggling to make a living.


Robert Mungyereza, a roadside vendor, says evicting them would affect their only source of livelihood and affect their families.
 
Margret Tumusiime, another vendor the news of the suspension of their eviction is a sigh of relief.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

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