Street Vendors vacated by Kcca set to get settlement in Kampala.

In a bid to find settlement for street vendors who were vacated by KCCA from the streets of Kampala, as well as in an attempt to find home for new markets in different locations in Kampala as per the presidential directive, the minister for Kampala Hon Hajjat Minsa Kabanda together with the KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka , accompanied by the Chairman Kampala District Land board and others from the Uganda Land Commission went out to look at different areas in Kampala that belong to KCCA.

This ” hunt” took the team to Kyambogo valley overlooking the Ministers’ village where it was found out that there exists a possible area of settlement for a market or an operational area for hawkers. This area is about 64 acres , but is under threat of encroachment.Other areas visited were Kiswa market in Nakawa Division and areas in Mbuya Parish.

The tour which lasted about 3 hours found out that KCCA has potential land to use for different projects, but under encroachment threats.

The team agreed to have a meeting next week to find a way forward.

By Tenywa Ismail

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