Many vendors in Kampala had run away from markets following the COVID-19 lockdown where markets seemed to be getting them few returns on investments since most of the people were not shopping in markets.
The Resident City Commissioner has ordered them to return to operating in markets before 16th , January. He says that the deadline was initially 10, January only that some vendors have failed to take action even when most of the designated markets are like Wandegeya market and USAFI are almost empty. Yet these markets were constructed with large amounts of money but people do not want to account for it.
“Some vendors and hawkers are still selling their products on the street even when the concerned security agencies in Kampala have given them the grace period to leave the streets. Instead of 10th, January I am adding you up to 16th, January to vacate. I appeal to my mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters to please take action because we are doing this for our own good and the good of our city.” the Rcc said
Hoping that by Sunday, these vendors will have already returned to the markets, he warned them that after this grace period there will be no time added but instead there will be a team that will help them leave forcefully. However he concludes saying that he does not wish to use the force but expects the all the people too comply.