PHOTO: Lord councilor Hakim Kizza speaking to our reporter
AUTHORITY councilors have cautioned KCCA enforcement team on their operations to evict, arrest and confiscate goods sold by vendors saying there is no draft by law through which these operations are carried out.
This guidance was given by lord councilor Hakim Kizza Sawula on behalf of other councilors.
Kizza who represents people as Councilor Rubaga North at City Hall was addressing media today, after enforcement teams ruthlessly arrested vendors in operations carried out mostly in Central Business District (CBD).
He disclosed that, “So many times KCCA has lost billions of money in cases arising from such illegal operations like during the times Ms. Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi was the Executive Director. So many people who were illegally evicted sued and KCCA had to compensate them. The current technical wing led by madam Dorothy Kisaka is making the same mistake.”
Among the laws that KCCA Councilors are pushing for include Kampala trade order management ordinance, Kampala public market management ordinance, Kampala public transport management ordinance, Kampala out door advertisers management ordinance among others.
Authority councilors want Attorney General to see that these laws once passed by the council are implemented to guide the city order not enforcement to wake up and carry out operations without any law backing them.
In the operations carried out today Tuesday, KCCA enforcement team was backed up by police officers who apprehended the defiant street vendors and also confiscated their merchandise.
These operations have been on since late last year following the directives by the Kampala minister and the RCC for Kampala in the move to decongest the city, bring trade order and also enforce the Covid-19 guidelines.
The disgruntled vendors said it’s not their wish to be on the streets but it’s poverty forcing them and besides it’s time to take back children to schools they badly need money.
Kampala Capital City Authority Councilors have vehemently condemned these operations terming them as an illegality.
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