Gov’t Vendors Relocation Plan Leaks
The Ugandan government is finalizing an arrangement, through which street vendors will be granted financial support to help them settle in gazetted market places, Beti Kamya, the Minister in charge of Kampala has said.
Kamya says president Museveni has instructed the Minister of State for Micro finance, the Ministry of finance, and officials from National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) to meet the vendors and mobilize resources towards this move.
The move is an incentive to get vendors off the streets of Kampala and encourage them to settle in designated markets while supporting their business to grow. Kamya told a press conference at her office in Kampala on Friday that a detailed budget for the initiative is being developed.
She equally encouraged vendors to form organized groups of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies through which their businesses can be supported.