The Luweero deputy Resident District Commissioner Margaret Kivumbi suspended the eviction on tuesday while meeting over 100 vendors and town council officials at Water offices compound in Wobulenzi over the notice that was issued and petition of the vendors to her over the matter.
The suspension on Tuesday came shortly after the vendors defied the order and protested the relocation zone describing it as a ‘death trap zone’.
The Luweero deputy Resident District Commissioner, Margaret Kivumbi, told the vendors on Tuesday, that the relocation has been suspended.
Joseph Ssebudde, the town clerk issued a notice ordering the vendors to live the roadsides, to decongest and restore order in the town. He argued that presence of the vendors on the roadside, was a cause for the endless wrangling between the traders and the vendors.
But the vendors defied the notice and petitioned the RDC over the eviction. They argued that the area where the town council wants to relocate them is less attractive to customers because of its remoteness.
In the heated meeting RDC Margaret Kivumbi said that the eviction notice was issued without consultation and needed time to be implemented. She accused that the town council of working in haste and ordered the vendors back on the streets.
She ordered the exercise be postponed until 1st November 2011, to give vendors a chance to reorganise and resettle.
Vendors vowed not to leave the streets unless the council proposes another safe site and accessible place in the town or else they will go on streets and strike .
But the town clerk Joseph Ssebudde says council will not hesistate to kick the vendors off the streets forcefully.
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