Evicted Hoima Mechanics Return on Streets

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In May, the more than 300 mechanics were forcefully evicted by Majimoto Auctioneers and Court Bailiff operatives who were contracted by Hoima Municipality authorities.

Mechanics who were evicted from the streets of Hoima Municipality are slowly returning. 

In May, the more than 300 mechanics were forcefully evicted by Majimoto Auctioneers and Court Bailiff operatives who were contracted by Hoima Municipality authorities.

They were evicted from Kwebiha and Bunyoro Kitara roads. During their eviction, More than 40 Motorcycle spare parts shops along Kwebiha road were also closed. The mechanics at first opposed the relocation move citing insecurity, lack of toilets and insufficient space in Kiryatete industrial area where they are supposed to be relocated.            

The Municipal Authorities argued that oil waste originating from the motorcycles being repaired was spoiling the newly constructed road under the Uganda support to Municipal Infrastructural Development-USMID-Project.


On Thursday, a number of the mechanics and the motorcycle spare parts dealers were seen operating on Kwebiiha Street.

Daniel Kaseregenye, the deputy town clerk Hoima Municipality says the return of the Mechanics on Hoima streets is illegal. He says that they be evicted again. 


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Kaseregenye says all mechanics should operate from Kiryatete industrial area where the Municipality acquired for them a piece of land.