By Najibu Mulema

The Kampala city Lord mayor Erias Lukwago has called upon the Kampala city traders Association (Kacita) to be patient as the authority addresses the issue of vendors on streets.

The appeal follows threats from Kacita that they will force vendors out of the streets with fights since they refused to leave peacefully.

The association spokesperson Issa Sekitto, said they have been patient enough but instead KCCA shows to withdraw the enforcement team from the streets allowing vendors back on streets of Kampala.

However, Lukwago said use of violence will not solve anything, calling on traders to be calm as the authority plans the settlement of street vendors.

He reveals that the authority will hold a meeting for traders and vendors next week over the same issue.

“I don’t think use of violence is a solution so I humbly appeal to my brother Issa Sekitto to abandon all the attempts they are having to unleash the vendors on Monday. That’s not the solution, we have short and long term solutions. We intend to gazette certain streets and also come up with an idea if evening market to provide some working space for the less privileged people,” Lukwago asserted.

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