Councilors in Kampala have protested against Presidential directives on markets which they say undermine their efforts to legislate on management of markets and other matters in the city.
The protest was staged during a council sitting called by the authority speaker Zahara Luyirika at City Hall yesterday.
In attendance were Lord Mayor and division councilors.
Two issues had been lined-up for discussion, the presidential directive on management of City markets and the proposal to accommodate street vendors at the Nakivubo Settlement Primary School for the month of December and January.
Last month, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni directed that Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA takes over management of government markets in the city and replace all current market leadership.
The directive saw KCCA repossess St. Balikuddembe (Owino) Market, Wandegeya and Nakasero market and others amidst complaints from the then interim market management committees.
The Council had resolved that street vendors should not be taken to Nakivubo Settlement Primary School but rather be left to operate on Ssebaana Kizito, Allen, and Kafumbe Mukasa roads as had earlier been passed by council.
The speaker, Zahara Luyirika accuses president Museveni of causing all the mess in Kampala through his endless presidential directive. END.