Thursday, December 1 2011 Daily Monitor, By ABDU KIYAGA & AL MAHDI SSENKABIRWA
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi said they will deploy at the market.
A section of traders at St. Balikuddembe Market have ruled out any kind of violence during their boycott to pay market dues starting today, saying whoever uses force to make them pay the dues will be “ accountable”
Under their umbrella association, St Balikuddembe Market Produce Traders and Vendor Cooperative Society Ltd (MPTVC), the traders led by John Baptist Kivumbi claim that it should be Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to collect the dues not their rival, St. Balikuddembe Market Stalls, Space and Lock Up shops Owners Association (SSLOA), led by Mr Godfrey Kayongo.
“Let us be clearly understood, all the traders will report to work as usual but shall not pay the daily market dues,” Mr Kivumbi told journalists at his offices at the market yesterday.
Currently, the dues are collected by SSLOA led by Mr Kayongo, who is also the market chairman, but traders, especially those from the produce section claim they are deprived of their money with no services extended to them.
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