Government has ordered vendors to vacate Kampala City streets.
Minister in charge of Kampala Beti Kamya on Wednesday ordered all vendors to leave the streets before Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) reigns on them.
“ They have been saying we use force against them. Now is the time for the vendors to mobilise themselves and leave the streets. KCCA used to collect Shs87 billion in taxes before the vemdors flooded the streets. However, KCCA tax collection is so far less than Shs50 billion,” said Kamya while addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre on Wednesday.
According to Kamya, the order is in response to the complaints by Kampala traders and the public about the trade disorder in the city.
Kamya further noted that KCCA has so far registered about 1,800 vendors but most of them are not from Kampala.
“They came from different parts of the country to conduct business in the city,” she added.