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
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