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Kampala MPs, Musisi lose tempers at KCCA, investors

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KCCA enforcement team manhandling one of the street vendors on Tuesday in Kampala

Anger is brewing in Kampala as Members of Parliament lash at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) law enforcers for the ruthlessness they exhibited while evicting city street vendors.

On Tuesday, KCCA law enforcers and police kicked vendors out of Old Taxi Park after they had been driven off streets contrary to a resolution by City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who suggested that the vendors be left to operate between 5pm to 10pm on selected city streets.

He designated Allen Road, Kafumbe-Mukasa Road, Nakivubo Mews, and Mackay Road in downtown Kampala as spots the vendors could use.

However, Kampala minister Beti Kamya pressured Lukwago to comply to her directive chasing vendors completely off any city spot.

In response, Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana gave KCCA an ultimatum to reverse the order within four days.

The MPs expect vendors back on the streets by next week.

Musisi too loses temper at investors

Meanwhile, the KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi, is also angry at city investors she accuses of planning to grab schools’ land within Kampala.

She was officiating at the handover of the renovation of Kiswa Primary School in Nakawa division by Sadolin paints and BAPs, a relief charity organization Wednesday.

Musisi warned the investors that they risk being prosecuted by the courts of law to save the future of children’s education.

“I am warning all those people who think they will grab schools’ land and just walk away. As authorities, we shall continue guarding against such acts,” Musisi is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.

She said there are 79 primary schools in the city which need protection from land grabbers.

Kasubi Family Primary school in Rubaga Division, was recently demolished by unknown people in May this year.

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