Kireka market vendors plead for more time to relocate

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Kireka Farmers’ Market and Lorry Park Operators operating along the road and railway reserves in Kireka have asked the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) for more time to relocate to safer working zones.

UNRA had given the business operators a deadline of 30th September 2016 but following their request for extension, the deadline was extended to 30th October 2016.

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The operators were still not satisfied with the relocation deadline.

“Why don’t you give us more time like 10 years to prepare for relocation instead of one month?” the leaders pleaded at a recent meeting conducted by UNRA and facilitated by the Rift Valley Railways.
Speaking to the media during the meeting at Eastern Route Hotel last Friday, October 7, 2016 John Bosco Ssejemba the UNRA head enforcement warned that persons operating along the road reserves are at a risk to safety.

“Due to congestion in the area, individuals doing business are operating at a risk,” Ssejemba said “Before the relocation, they need to know where they are going and we have engaged the Kiira Town Council, Namugongo division on this responsibility,” Ssejemba said.
During the meeting, the market vendors and truck operators were advised to form a committee to meet the Kira Town Council and forge away forward for their relocation.

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