Friday, January 13 2012
Kampala City Traders under their umbrella organisation KACITA will not open the shops on the fourth day when they were expected to operate before meeting the President.
Shops that have been closed since Wednesday were to open on Saturday morning at the end of the three day strike but this won't happen after the traders resolved to open after the end of their meeting with the President on Saturday.
The Kampala Metropolitan Commander Andrew Felix Kaweesi had earlier on told the traders who wished to open their shops to do so but those who opened on Friday morning were attacked by a group of angry youths.
Police is now looking for the KACITA publicist to make a statement and should it turn out that he was behind the youth who attacked the traders who had opened their shops in Kikuubo, they will not hesitate arresting him.
The traders blocked a section of Luwum street paralysing traffic as they were discussing developments in the meetings they had held with the President, KACITA leaders and other stakeholders.
The Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko joined them saying that what they(traders) were doing was in order and that the shops won't open if the issues affecting them are not resolved.
Police came in just in time to disperse the crowd of traders that were threatening to become unruly.
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