Monze Town Council has given traders vending along St Mary’s Road between the traffic lights and Tooters to Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 to vacate the streets and go back to the stands which were offered to them.
And some vendors have said that some cadres from a known political party have been correcting money from unsuspecting individuals and offering them space along the street.
Speaking when the Council Plans and Works Committee took an on the spot check of the vending situation in the central business district on Monday, Council Secretary Benson Bweenje told the vendors to leave the streets and go back to designated trading places which the council created for them.
He said no stand or booth will be spared on Wednesday as the places they were trading from was not a market.
And Monze Urban Ward Councilor Buumba Pandwe advised the traders to return to their stands in the market to avoid being inconvenienced.
He said what they were doing was not right as it was not only causing congestion along the road but that it was a recipe for anarchy.
He said as the area Councilor he will not allow people to create a situation which are a recipe for accidents for the people who are now forced to walk in the middle of the road due to the vendors.
Meanwhile one of the vendors who spoke on condition of anonymity said some known cadres from a known political party are the ones encouraging traders to go back to the streets.
He said the cadres have been demercating spaces along the road at a fee with an assurance that no one will be removed.
He said the vendors had no problem moving provided no one would be allowed to trade in the streets.
The Council has also given the same ultimatum to the operators of the bus station at Tooters.