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Shops closed as Uganda traders strike due to exchange rate

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Jul 6, 2011.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Some traders in central business district of Kampala have closed their shops protesting what they call Government’s reluctance to intervene in the shilling depreciation, high taxes and the licensing of foreigners who are doing petty business.

    The closure follow a 6-hour meeting between the traders and the trade and industry minister, Amelia Kyambadde, at Diamond Hotel where she relayed messages from the President to call off a two- day strike.

    “We are in the process of building this economy, please do not break it. Allow me come back to meet you within three days and see how we can solve this problem,” Museveni was quoted by the minister as saying.

    Closed shops include those on Mukwano arcade, Mutasa Kafero, HB plaza, Gaza land, Qualicel bus terminal shopping center among others.

    The meeting between the minister and traders at Nakivubo Stadium is going on.

    Kyambadde has also called for a press briefing at Uganda Media Centre about the current economic situation.

    Our team at Nakivubo stadium report that traders have started arriving for the meeting.

    Police Spokesperson Judith Nabakoba has appealed to traders to open for business promising protection.

    She said Police officers have been deployed to act against those who intend to intimidate traders transacting their businesses.

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    kwa wiki mbili au tatu imetoka 1550 hadi 1650, mpaka kufika 2015 itakuwa dola moja kwa tsh 1000 na zaidi. shiling zimebaki za kununulia mboga na kulipia nauli za malori, daladala na mabasi.
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