Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has appointed a team of five
officials to temporarily manage Wandegeya Market.
They are Tonny Kawagga, James Byaruhanga, Abdul Anguyo, Esther Kasujja and
Henry Bukenya who is the markets manager of KCCA. The team was taken from the
Directorate of Gender and that of revenue collection.
According to Acting Deputy KCCA Director Sam Sserunkuma, the team will start
its work in a weeks’ time will manage the market until KCCA conducts elections
in the market.
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Since 2013 when the Ministry of Local Government handed over the market to
Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, there has been no elected leadership in
the market. The current leadership led by Chairman Jonathan Ggita was
temporary appointed by former KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi.
With no substantive leadership, the market has been entangled in leadership
conflict with the interim committee facing resistance from some vendors and
local leaders in the area who have written several petitions to the office of
the Minister for Kampala, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and the president’s
The petitioners led by Mutesasira Mawejje, the Chairman Katale zone in
Wandegeya. They have several times accused Ggita of denying some applicants
working space, overstaying and threatening to arrest his opponents.
The most recent petition was filed to the office of the Lord Mayor Erias
Lukwago on 15th September by Mutesasira Mawejje, Mai Nabukenya, and Joseph
It is however not clear yet when the elections will be conducted. KCCA is still
waiting for the KCCA Market Ordinance currently at the office of the Attorney General.
Sserunkuma says they do not know when if the ordinance was ratified by the Attorney
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The bill that among others seeks to provide a comprehensive licensing regime
for permanent, semi-permanent and temporary markets, harmonise market dues and
provide a process through which market leaders can be elected under the term