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Evicted Mukono Roadside Vendors Run to Nambooze for Help

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They explained to the legislator how they have been surviving on the streets and employing several youths. The vendors also claimed that they had moved far away from the road reserve but were surprised to see a tractor destroying their businesses.
Hon. Betty Nambooze seated with supporters at her home in Mukono

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A group of roadside vendors evicted from various places along Kampala-Jinja highway have run to the Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze for help. The affected roadside vendors are from Seeta, Kigombya and Upper Kiwugu among others in Mukono municipality.

 

They were evicted by Mukono Municipality on Monday and Tuesday from the road reserves to pave way for the Kampala-Jinja highway expansion and water works. During the eviction, the municipal law enforcement team demolished several kiosks and makeshift stalls.

Following the eviction, a group of vendors led by Ibrahim Ssebuliba and Derrick Kasadha stormed the home of the Mukono Municipality Member of parliament, Betty Nambooze along Nabuti road in Mukono town on Tuesday evening for help.

They explained to the legislator how they have been surviving on the streets and employing several youths. The vendors also claimed that they had moved far away from the road reserve but were surprised to see a tractor destroying their businesses.

They pleaded with Nambooze to intervene on their behalf since they have nowhere to run to following the destruction of the businesses.

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Nambooze condemned the eviction of the roadside vendors and promised to lead a peaceful procession to the municipal offices on Friday this week to present their demands.

She also accused Mukono municipality of hiding behind Uganda National Roads Authority to evict the roadside vendors.

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In an earlier interview, James Nsimbi, the Mukono Municipality Senior Law Enforcement Officer, said the eviction was aimed at restoring trade order in the municipality.