Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite the presidential directive to temporarily close some businesses.
Authorities note that though the municipality has been hosting the day for years with a lot of indirect benefits due to the influx of people in the area for over almost a month, they have been lacking a proper plan strategized to ensure that the municipality remit some revue to its coffers.
The roadside vendors had been evicted by Mpumudde division authorities following complaints that they were blocking access to the Amber Court market. Instead, the vendors took to the streets to protest against the eviction on grounds that they had no alternative place for their operations.
Simon Peter Emetu, the Arapai Sub County LC 3 chairperson, says the market attracts people of different characters, adding that they have asked the contractor to employ staff to keep directing traders to the pit latrines.
Museveni said traders should pardon him for abandoning them, but hastened to argue that they should also ask to be pardoned since they were the first to abandon him when Uganda opened the curtains for elective politics in 1996.
In his affidavit, Kyiwa argues that there is no justifiable reason for holding the logs, adding that his repeated appeals to the relevant authorities to release the impounded logs have been futile prompting him to turn to court.
Alex Nviri, the LC V Chairperson Buvuma district, says acknowledges the sorry state of the ferry. According to Nviri, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA promised to replace the ferry with the one that has been operating in Kalangala, which is under repair at Luzira.
Shaban Kalulu, an attendant of the public toilet, says at least 100 people use the toilet on average each day. He however, says the facility is littered since its lacks proper drainage, adding that it floods whenever it rains.
A second cloth vendor in Owino market, who only preferred to identify himself as Moses, says despite selling hooded jackets he isnt certain whether or not he will be picked up. He wants the president to reconsider his stand on the hooded clothes.