Kaberere town council in Isingiro district has suspended the planned eviction of roadside vendors.
In May this year, Kaberere town council passed a resolution to evict roadside vendors on grounds that they were causing confusion and congestion, which leads to road accidents in the town.
However, the decision met stiff resistance from the vendors who accused the town council authorities for plotting to throw them out of the town. The vendors resisted attempts by the town council authorities to evict them.
Now, Patrick Kajumba, the Kaberere town council LC 3 chairperson, says they have suspended the decision to evict the roadside vendors.
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The roadside vendors have welcomed the decision by the authorities to suspend their eviction, saying they are also struggling to make a living.
Robert Mungyereza, a roadside vendor, says evicting them would affect their only source of livelihood and affect their families.
Margret Tumusiime, another vendor the news of the suspension of their eviction is a sigh of relief.