RUKUNGIRI TRADERS PETITION MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES OVER PARKING FEES
By Barak Tukashaba
The anticipated mutual understanding between Rukungiri Municipality
authority and business community over the issue of levying parking
fees is reported to have hit a dead end and both parties failed to
agree on the matter.
This has forced the traders to petition the Minister for Local
Government to intervene in the matter before the situation gets out of
Earlier on May 2nd, the Municipal authorities and business community agreed under the guidance of the Minister for Security Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde to form a committee to study the viability of the parking fees in
However it’s reported that after the formation of the committee, the
Municipality authority and traders failed to agree on the date for the
The traders claim that the introduction of parking fees on Rukungiri
roads is detrimental to their business and impacts on their marginal
profits since it affects even their customers.
In the letter dated May 19th 2017 and addressed to the Minister of
Local Government and signed by the chairman of the traders Robert Nsiimenta and the chairman of the Landlords Robert Tweyambe, which Mk
News link reporter has seen wants the Minister to intervene and put
the matter to rest.
n the earlier meeting that was chaired by Minister Tumukunde stopped the levying of street parking arguing that both the Municipality authority
and traders need each other and should find ways of harmonizing their
differences without reporting to violence.
The traders had threatened to close down their shops and refuse to pay
licenses to the Municipality if the parking fees were forced onto
However the Mayor Rukungiri Municipality; Charles Makuru insists that
like any other municipal authority, they have to create revenue
sources that will help in the running of the Municipality.