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A group of vendors set up the make shift market following their eviction from Kalerwe because of failure to comply with COVID19 preventive measures.
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Police has ordered for the immediate closure of the temporary market in Kibe Cone along Gayaza-Kampala road.

A group of vendors set up the make shift market following their eviction from Kalerwe because of failure to comply with COVID19 preventive measures.      

On April 8, 2020, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA closed Kalerwe Market and a portion of Nakawa Market on grounds citing the failure to comply with the COVID19 preventive guild lines issued by the Health Ministry.

The Kampala Minister, Betty Amongi accused the vendors of failure to maintain social distancing and avoid congestion. This prompted the vendors to start a new market in an open space in Kibe.   

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says the make shit market was created with the help of Suleiman Busulwa, the LC I Chairperson Kibe Zone, his Defense Secretary only identified as Mukalazi, and area councilor with an aim of collecting taxes.  

“Busulwa Sula the LCI chairperson working with others have opened up this market and their only aim is to make money. It is so congested and doesn’t serve the purpose for which Kalerwe was closed,” Enanga said. 

Now, Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga has asked the three area leaders to close the new market, saying it is as disorderly as Kalerwe.  

  

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Enanga notes that even though the vendors look to have addressed the initial problems that led to the closure of Kalerwe market, they still exist.

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