Traders in the
Rwahi-Rwentobo Town council in Ntungamo District have accused chairperson Edson
Turyasingura of demolishing their stalls.
The more than 50 stalls were constructed in 2020 under the directives of the former
Chairperson Nicholas Asiimwe Mwamba and his council. The traders who deal in onions and Matooke, were on Friday shocked to find the
Livingstone Atukwatse, the acting chairperson for onion Traders says the town council
chairperson and his council ordered the demolition of the stalls without prior
notice. Atukwatse says every trader paid 30,000 Shillings to the council for space to
construct a stall.
//Cue in; “nyowe nka chairman…
Cue out…bakugitukurira aha mutwe.”//
Diana Kanyesigye, says that following the demolition, she has no place where to
sell her items from. Kanyesigye also says that she invested a lot of money in
constructing the stalls to protect her items goods from dust and rain.
//Cue in; “nyowe ekizibu kimbugaine...
Cue out…buriomwe ayeyihireho omudara.”//
Sylvia Nalongo, another trader says that the destruction comes at a time when
they were struggling to sell their food items due to the covid-19 lockdown.
//Cue in; “itwe emidara yeitu…
Cue out…sente turyaho tshobirwe.”//
Edson Turyasingura, Rwahi-Rwentobo Town council Chairperson defended the
He said that the traders have not been paying taxes to the town
council. He says that they don’t have a list of the traders operating from the
“emidara egyo tihaine…
Cue out…bayo abagyehireho omukwikiriza.”//
Rwahi-Rwentobo was elevated to a Town council status in July 2017 from Kayonza