Sseguku Traders Meet Municipality Leadership Over Plans To Evict Them
Written by James Byaruhanga on June 1, 2023
Two month ago, Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality leadership gave occupants of the roadside of the Entebbe – Kampala road an ultimatum of one week to vacate it saying they had orders from the central government as an implementation of the trade licensing act as well as cleaning up the ahead of the forthcoming Non Aligned Movement Summit in November this year (2023). The summit is expected to attract more than 100 delegates from different countries.
This didn’t settle well with the traders hence requesting for a meeting with the leadership which was set for 31st May 2023 and was indeed held.
The meeting between Seguku Central market traders and Makindye Ssabagabo Municipality leaders was chaired by the area Deputy Mayor, Kanala Moses with the municipality trade minister Walakira Fayizo, and the town clerk Mande Richard was attended by dozens of traders with an intention of understanding the meaning and impact of the orders.
The traders requested the municipality leadership to forge ways of having them stay as they have “responsibilities and children to take care of”. Kanala promised to work hard in hand with the traders and the Uganda National Roads Authority to see how the situation can be harmonised so that the developments can go on and the traders can stay by the roadside.
It should be noted that the reason as to why these traders are under panic, it’s the trade order act since Makindye Ssabaga muncipality have developed and the upcoming Non Aligned Movement Summit 2023 which will bring in more than 100 delegates from different countries who participate in this organization since 1955 hence authorities in Uganda what Entebbe- Kampala road clean.