Police, City Spare Parts Shopkeepers Lock Horns Over Presidential Directive

Uganda Police Force with assistance from sister security agencies have on Tuesday morning closed Spare parts shops in Kisekka market.

The closure came hours after president Yoweri Museveni’s address where he allowed reopening of wholesale shops, hardware shops, garages, restaurants and warehouses among others.

However, on Tuesday hundreds of traders selling motor vehicle spare parts opened for business but were stopped by the police.

Eric Kawuma, a mechanic in Kisekka market says police stormed the market at around 8:00 am and ordered all spare parts shops to close and also ordered all the mechanics out of the market.

He said that the police told them to return to the market after they have put in place COVID-19 preventive measures.

Other angry mechanics and spare parts sellers accused the police of misinterpreting the president’s directives.

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