PHOTOS: Vendors Return To Kampala Streets

pharm geneva; font-size: small;”>This came after the KCCA executive director, order Jennifer Musisi, announced the shutdown of the technical activities of KCCA among which include cleaning Kampala.

Musisi cited insecurity of her team.

The activities that were done under heavy deployment by the police included sweeping the streets, cleaning of trenches and markets by citizens.

They also encouraged others to maintain cleanliness in the town.

However, while cleaning, they chanted the Buganda anthem “Ekitibwa Kya Buganda” and other songs praising the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

The town was also decorated with Buganda flags.

Hundreds of vendors also exploited this opportunity to returnt to the streets.

In a press conference convened at around 6:30pm on Thursday, Musisi, who heads the technical wing, said that since the decision made by the learned Judge earlier in the day, “there have been efforts to mobilise the public to invade City Hall, supposedly to re-instate Erias Lukwago into office. Obviously this poses a serious risk to the staff and property of the authority that I am empowered to protect and safeguard”.

“Unless the safety of their staff and government property under their custody is assured, it’s difficult for our operations as the implementing arm of KCCA to continue blindly in the face of these increasing threats,” Musisi pointed out.

She then commenced thus: “Consequently, we are shutting down the technical operations of the authority until further notice.”

Return of vendors

Business is booming on Kampala streets

Along Kafumbe Mukasa road vendors who are selling phones, fruits and second-hand shoes have occupied both sides of the street.

Outside Nakivubo stadium, more vendors have taken up all the free space.

Along Nakivubo Mews, hawkers have paraded their goods around Owino Market without any interruption from the authorities.

At Ben Kiwanuka, especially outside Nalubwaama arcade, Mukwano Arcade, Magoba arcade and Pioneer View, hawkers are selling clothes and children’s toys.

A man buys a kilo of sugar from the streets in Kampala on Friday

Some traders especially phone dealers have used this period to put their products especially clothes on display outside the shops.

However, security remains tight in Kampala with heavily presence of anti riot police patrol vehicles.


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