Minister in charge of Kampala Beti Kamya has given vendors in Kampala upto December to vacate the streets.
According to Kamya, government is concerned with mess in the City caused by street vendors despite efforts by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to get them off the streets as a way of decongesting the City.
Kamya made the remarks while addressing a press conference at Uganda media centre.
Further, she said KCCA is not collecting enough revenue from shop operators because they are making losses and no sales due to the vendors who have flocked the streets.
According to her, the street vendors have only two months to vacate the atsrrets and whoever will be found in the streets after the ultimatum will be arrested and prosecuted.
She advised the vendors to take up empty spaces in the KCCA designated markets across the city.
“As city leaders, we are concerned about the mess in the city, especially the street vendors. I will soon unveil a committee to investigate the wrangles in the city markets because most of street vendors say that they can’t work from there. In two months’ time, we shall have got a report, which will definitely guide us on how to evict these vendors and how we could restore sanity on Kampala streets. In two months’ time, we shall not allow any street vendor on the streets anymore,” said Kamya.