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By Our Reporter

Vendors from Mpererwe Buwambo and Kisasi Markets have petitioned the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga demanding compensation from KCCA over the road markets that were demolished.

The vendors are demanding compensation of 120m shillings for the Mpererwe market and 20m for the Kisasi market.

While handing the petition to the speaker, Mpererwe councilor Isaac Semakula said that parliament should intervene and force KCCA to compensate them  because the markets were on private land not KCCA land.

“We don’t know why KCCA demolished our market because the market was built on a private land which belongs to us” The councilor noted.

The vendors demands that,KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi together with KCCA enforcement officers be held accountable for inhuman actions and explain why they demolished the market.

Parliament should restrain KCCA and Uganda police not to carry out any eviction and demolition of people’s properties without giving reasons for action and notice to the local leaders.

Meanwhile speaker Kadaga promised to take on the relevant authorities over the matter and also calls for a policy on how evictions should be carried out.