Kampala Capital City Authority is looking for Shs.300 million to facilitate the commission of inquiry that is set to investigate various wrangles in Kampala markets.
Kampala Minister, Beti Olive Kamya, revealed this to Parliament’s committee on Presidential Affairs that the commission, which is yet to be named, will inquire into petitions received from sections of vendors across the 72 markets within the city.
According to the minister for Kampala City Authority Betty Kamya, there have been several wrangles within Kampala markets mainly about land, ownership, management and other issues and this has necessitated the creation of a separate probe team to solve these issue .
Kamya, who was accompanied by technical officials, division mayors and councilors from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), as well as Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, stated that since taking office, at least 30 petitions have been received from traders in 72 markets located in Kampala including St Balikuddembe market, Wandegeya, and USAFI among others which calls for urgent attention.
She adds that the probe team will be established as soon as the government avails the money.
“The petitions revolve about mismanagement and leadership wrangles, as well as ownership of land where the markets sit. Instead of handling petition by petition, I have opted to look at the 15 most contentious petitions first,” Kamya told the MPs.