Robert Kalumba, the KCCA Deputy spokesperson told URN on phone they suspended the yellow fever vaccination because they run out of vaccines. City Hall Clinic has been conducting yellow fever vaccination at Shillings 100,000, which is slightly higher compared to the charges at accredited health facilities.
The demand for the yellow fever vaccine has also shot up in Uganda following the confirmation of an outbreak of yellow fever in Masaka district a month ago. The vaccine is mostly demanded by persons traveling to high risk countries.
Two weeks ago, KCCA wrote to National Medical Stores- NMS requesting for 3000 doses of the vaccine following a stock out at their clinic. However, despite the fact the vaccines were got for free , people are still being asked to pay for the vaccine.
The market management was then tasked to pay the contractor all the necessary fees for collecting the garbage. Traders who spoke to Uganda Radio Network say they pay a daily rate of 1000 Shillings to cover the cost of garbage collection. Nakasero Market hosts about 4500 traders.
Arcade operators and traders however, blame Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA law enforcement officers for failing to wipe out vendors especially those dealing in food and drinks in parks and arcades, saying that this puts the city at risk of possible repeat of typhoid outbreak.
KCCA supervisor of communications and public relations, Peter Kaujju says so far the exercise has been smooth. He says by the closure of business on Monday, a total of 42,006 cyclists had been registered. Kaujju however maintains that the deadline will not be extended.
Dr. Denis Omodia KCCA\'s Public Health Inspector says after such eating places pass a suitability test, a certificate of suitability is issued, if they fall short of the requirement, then the establishment has to be closed until the owner fulfills the Health and Safety requirements.
Several vendors now use the hide and seek vending style along Kampala road. Some will be seen wrapping their merchandise at the sight of law enforcement personnel from Kampala City Council Authority who have since been patrolling streets.