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Vendors Evicted From Wakiso District Headquarters

For the past years, the district headquarters had been turned into a market due to the high number of vendors, who camped adjacent to lands and education departments. Some had constructed makeshifts and kiosks yet while others sold their products in the parking yard.
Wakiso district authorities kicked out vendors

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Wakiso District authorities have finally kicked out vendors and hawkers from the district headquarters.

For the past years, the district headquarters had been turned into a market due to the high number of vendors, who camped adjacent to lands and education departments. Some had constructed makeshifts and kiosks yet others placed their products in the parking yard.

Jude Mark Bukenya, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, notes that the vendors have been creating commotion at the district headquarters and posing a security risk. 

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Bukenya also adds that vendors’ presence has been compromising the security of the headquarters. In the last two years, four break-ins were recorded. a

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However, the vendors are not happy with the action of the district.

Jane Naluggwa, a retail shop operator, notes that the services they have been offering were needed by the clients and officer at the district.  

“We all know that supply is driven by demand. Evicting us would not be the solution and should have organized and controlled our operations, after all, we have been paying revenue and rent fees to them,” says Naluggwa. 

Several efforts to evict the vendors had failed due to allegations that the businesses were being owned by several technocrats and political leaders.  

Felix Mudaali, the Wakiso Deputy District Engineer, says that they have put aside 40 million shillings to beautify the area where the vendors had occupied.

“We are going to restore the area and create more parking space for our clients,” Mudaali said adding that for one to access the headquarters in future will need a visitors’ card which will help to keep idlers and other unscrupulous individuals out.