The vendors who deal in food items and snacks were given a notice to peacefully vacate from the said premises in July and occupy spaces allocated to them in the main market. However, they ignored the directive, until the police rounded off the taxi park and directed them to vacate but, they instead retaliated by pelting stones at law enforcement enforces.
Stella Naigaga, a saloon operator says that one of the VHTs confiscated her national ID under unclear circumstances. “They registered me alongside my other five workmates but after our 30 minute’s engagement, the VHT member sped off with our IDs claiming that they were a requirement to expedite the release of the relief funds to the beneficiaries,” she said.
According to the residents, the latest incidents occurred on Monday last week and Tuesday night where the cows destroyed several acres of their crops. This prompted the residents to impound over 200 head of cattle and held them at Kavule primary school playground insisting that Kalangwa compensates them for the damage.
Farouk Isabirye, the Bugonda Village Defense Secretary, says children within the affected areas are yet to commence studies because the only alternative they have is boats, which are costly. Each pupil requires Shillings 2000 to ride on a boat.
Museveni asked residents of Kayunga to tap into such projects to fight poverty in their homes. He said the National Resistance Movement-NRM government has put in place the necessary infrastructure for people to fight poverty in their households.
A quarantine on animals and meat in Kamuli has raised black market prices of meat in the district. More than 70 businessmen are now pushing for a partial lift of a quarantine and ban on the trade in animal products following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
Market vendors in Kamuli Town Council are crying foul over increased cases of theft of their property and merchandise. The vendors, who were recently relocated to the taxi park to pave way for the redevelopment of their market, have accused the town council of failing to provide enough security for their merchandise at the new place location.