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Kampala Central Mayor Calls for Regulation of Street Vendors :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kampala Central Mayor Calls for Regulation of Street Vendors

KCCA Director of Gender and Community Service Harriet Mudondo says they are yet to complete the process of gazetting some roads in all the five divisions of Kampala for vendors.
11 Mar 2020 16:10

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Kampala Central Division Mayor Charles Musoke Sserunjoji has said that lack of regulation is a challenge the city faces as it seeks to promote order on the streets.

Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA law enforcement is often in running battles with street vendors who are causing disorder.

On Tuesday, KCCA working with police conducted an operation to crackdown street vendors downtown Kampala. The operation turned chaotic with KCCA confiscating merchandise and street vendors fighting for their merchandise. During a scuffle between the two groups, Lowena Nankya a student of Lugazi Mixed School was accidentally shot.

Sserunjoji who was speaking at offices of Uganda Journalists Association in Kawempe on Tuesday says it is the lack of regulation of vendors that have created disorder in the city.

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According to the KCCA Market Ordinance 2006, no person is allowed to operate on the street without permission. This means that while vending is legal, it should be done with permission from the city authority.

He says they have engaged with the Directorate of Gender and Community Production and decided to start regulating vendors through allocating them space, time of operation, uniform and the dues to be paid by these vendors.

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KCCA Director of Gender and Community Service Harriet Mudondo says they are yet to complete the process of gazetting some roads in all the five divisions of Kampala for vendors.

Although she declined to name some of the streets, in 2016, KCCA Council resolved to dedicate parts of Nakivubo Mews, Allen Road, Kafumbe Mukasa and Nakivubo Road.

Mudondo says after gazetting roads, they will register vendors and allocate them space as they pursue the Street Trade Ordinance 2019. She says the vendors are likely to operate between 6 pm to 7 am. 

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KCCA has also proposed the KCCA Street Trade Ordinance 2019 to provide for a legislative framework that will allow orderly hawking and vending on the streets.  

According to the ordinance, street vendors in grade one and grade two are to pay between shillings 210,000 and 78,750 respectively, while grade one and grade two will pay shillings 112,500 and shillings 60,000 for their trading licenses. 



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