Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi says the public officials of Gulu City are not supposed to be vendors at Gulu Main Market that they would be supervising because it would be tantamount to conflict of interest when handling issues related to the market.
Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi has issued a directive that bars all
the councilors and technocrats in Gulu City from owning stalls and lockups in
Gulu Main Market.
Minister’s directive comes as Gulu City Council moves to undertake a fresh verification
and registration of all vendors at the main market to get rid of those owning
more than one stall or lockup shop. A report also emerged that a number of
councilors and technocrats at various levels in Gulu City are owning more than
one lockup or stall at the market and are subletting them out expensively to
Government Minister Raphael Magyezi says the public officials of Gulu City are
not supposed to be vendors at Gulu Main Market that they would be supervising
because it would be tantamount to conflict of interest when handling issues
related to the market.
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to Magyezi, the main markets were built for the poor people to make a daily
living and that it is wrong for a person to own more than one lockup shop or
stall and later rent it out expensively to others. He says all the extra
facilities owned by an individual should be re-allocated to other vendors.
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Magyezi on Wednesday evening paid a courtesy visit to Gulu City Council during
its full council meeting held at the Gulu City Health Boardroom. Magyezi gave
the City Council until January 31st next year to finish the verification
and registration of the market vendors.
Omaya, the Chairman Gulu City Market Vendors Association however says it is not
a crime for a city councilor to be a vendor at the main market since politics is
not a job.
to Omaya, it is only wrong for the councilors to own five to seven lockup shops
and later sub –rent it out expensively, something he says is greed and
Onencan, the City Councilor for Bardege –Layibi South Division appealed to the
council to form an appeal committee that would handle complaints that would
arise from the fresh verification and registration exercise.