Hawkers given 14 days to remove kiosks and advertisements from road reserves

Hawkers have been given 14 days to remove their kiosks from road reserves.
A mobile money kiosk being removed
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14 days were given to hawkers to vacate road reserves without leaving behind their outdoor advertisement tools, kiosks, and containers.

This direction was given by the body responsible for operations in the city, that is to say; Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

This was done due to the fact the availability of hawkers plus their cargo in the city in the form of outdoor advertising structures, kiosks and containers across major roads results in congestion and poor health conditions among others.

KCCA pointed out that this move is one of the safety hazards and therefore urged all the hawkers to largely respond to the directive and get rid of their structures from the road reserves.

Roads whose reserves need to be vacated include; Old Masaka Road, Wankulukuku Road, Wakaliga Road, Busabala road, Entebbe Road in particular  Stella stage and Kibuye roundabout, Balintuma road, Masanafu to the Northern Bypass, Hoima Road near Kasubi Market.

“This is therefore to inform owners of such illegal outdoor advertising structures, kiosks and containers erected/placed in road reserves, building or frontages and public spaces, along all major roads in the city to cooperate with the authority,” according to the statement.

All this is done following the  KCCA Act 2013, Roads Act 2019 and Sections 2A and 57(c) of the Physical Planning Act, 2020, the authority is guaranteed to formally forbid the sale or hawking of wares and the erection of stalls on any street.

Therefore anyone who constructs on the road reserve according to the Roads Act 2019, commits an offence and is answerable for prosecution in court.

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