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City Traders Contest Hiked Garbage Collection Fees

Trader's chairperson Muwonge Francis narrating traders' concerns to journalists

Traders operating in Nakasero Kiyembe lane in Kampala central business district have vowed to strike in case Nabugabo Up deal Joint Venture, more about http://ccalliance.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-users.php  a body responsible for solid waste management fails to reduce on the garbage collection fees which traders describe as unfair.

In an interview with Chimpreports the traders blamed Nabugabo for becoming to exploitative without setting clear guidelines to be followed before deciding on the money to be paid by each shop

The furious traders most of whom are dealing in Electricals have pointed out that this is on top of the fact that most of their businesses are about to collapse due to unfair competition with Foreigners who sell goods at a very cheap price since most of them are direct agents of manufacturers.

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Muwonge Francis Chairperson for Kiyembe traders said it is unfair for the garbage collectors to charge them high monthly charges when their shops produce less rubbish.

“We deal in already packed products and cables which produce less rubbish and at times none but its suprising to see that we pay the same amount of money with other groups of traders who produce much rubbish, http://cfmasv.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/wptouch.php ” added Muwonge.

Auman Mulumba  a trader at Calton Hotel building blamed the Nabugabo staff for being rude in times of collecting their monthly charges irrespective of whether one has been consistently clearing his/her dues.

“We pay garbage fees for our shops as well as our stores which is very unfair on top of other expenses like rent, http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-content/plugins/nrelate-related-content/admin/admin-messages.php parking fees, toilet charges and trading licence to Kampala Capital City Authority,added Kisakye

In response to the above allegations Sonko Mulema the Project Manager in Nabugabo Updeal described the increase in the prices as a plan aimed for the betterment of garbage collection business in the city center.

“KCCA gave us powers to collect garbage fees in the city center which we have done very well. Defaulters are still our major challenge because we need a lot of money to clean the city since we dont only clean for those who pay us,” added Mulema

 

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