. Teddy Tabaro, the association Chairperson and Evalist Tugeineyo alias Sam Kataseera, a trader say that failure by municipality authorities to re-open their market yet others in Central division were cleared to operate is un fair.
Over 100 traders operating from Mwanjari market in Southern
division, Kabale municipality today afternoon demonstrated demanding for the reopening of the market.
Traders under their Umbrella “Mwanjari Market Vendors Association”
argue that their market has been closed for the last three months and their
efforts to engage municipality authorities for business to resume have hit a
They accuse the municipality authorities for clearing Garage Street
commonly known as Owino market and Kabale Police playground market to continue
operating, but keep Mwanjari market closed.
Traders during a peaceful demonstration marched from Mwanjari through Kabale town and
stormed Kabale district headquarters.
Teddy Tabaro, the association Chairperson
and Evalist Tugeineyo alias Sam Kataseera, a trader say that failure by
municipality authorities to re-open their market and yet others are open is very un-fair.
They say that Manjari market has lockups and a fence which prevents
overcrowding to prevent spreading of COVID-19. They accuse Southern division and
Municipality authorities for deliberately declining to listen to their repeated
appeals of reopening the market.
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John Bosco Akankwasa and Alice Ndihohabwe other concerned
traders say they were not happy after municipality law enforcement
officers on Monday demolished the temporary stalls they had erected along
Kabale-Katuna road to resume business in order to survive.
They say that clearing Garage Street market and Kabale
Police playground market to continue operating and keeping Mwanjari closed is
an indication of corruption. They add that all traders should be treated
equally because they have similar targets.
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Darius Nandinda, Kabale Resident District Commissioner calmed
them down and promised to look into their issues by engaging with municipality authorities before
the end of this week.
Byamugisha, Kabale Municipality Mayor
says that Mwanjari market is still closed because it's traders mostly
sale second-hand clothes than Garage Street market and Kabale
Police Playground market that sale foodstuffs. He adds that
their demand for re-opening the market will be discussed in line with