SEATINI, a Civil Society Organization together with Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA have called for an immediate expulsion of all foreign traders and business men involved in petty retail Businesses.
The call follows an influx of Chinese petty traders involved in businesses in Kampala, Jinja and other parts of the Country. The Chairman Kampala Traders Everisto Kayondo says this has caused grief and anger among the indigenous traders.
Recently, the Parliamentary committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry directed the Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambadde to close all Chinese Petty Business ventures by December 6th, following the expiry of a deadline of three months ultimatum that was issued in September 2016.
Kayondo stresses that foreign traders are required to invest a minimal 100,000$,which they have since defaulted due to political influence. Byte-Kayondo Everisto
Ambassador Nathan Irumbaof SEATIN explains that the requirements are always flouted which has exposed the Country’s economy to numerous risky products imported into the country illegally. Nathan Irumba -SEATIN Executive Director, Everest Kayondo -KACITA Chairman
SEATINI Country Director Jane Nalunga who calls for amendments in the lawto have provisions that will make Uganda’s trade environment free from foreign petty traders who even deal in imported goods like clothes that would have been sold by indigenous traders.
They call on the Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambadde to effect the December 31 Ultimatum for the country to get rid of the Chinese petty traders. Nathan Irumba -SEATIN Executive Director, Everest Kayondo -KACITA Chairman