Leading and speaking on behalf of the market vendors, Sam Kutesa noted that many of them have vacated the market over the said rates. Kitooro market has 1,075 spaces for stalls and lock-up shops but less than 300 vendors currently occupy spaces in the market.
Rather than sending away learners who haven't paid anything, school administrators have granted grace periods of varying lengths, under the logic that in any case, they will learners will still pay the full amount whether they attend all the term or not.
The incident happened around 6:30pm after part of the stone quarry collapsed and trapped unknown number of people and a vehicle under its rubble in Nganjo cell, Namulanda ward in Kajjansi Town Council.
But according to Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Area Deputy Spokesperson, at least three people and a vehicle Isuzu Elf are believed to be trapped under the rubble after part of the stone quarry collapsed.