Kabale Municipal Council To Prosecute LandLords With No Parking Spaces

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Kabale Municipal authorities plan to prosecute all landlords in the town center who have no parking spaces for their tenants.

Kabale Municipal authorities plan to prosecute all landlords in the town centre who have no parking spaces for their tenants.

Peter Matsiko, Kabale Municipal town clerk told URN reporter on Tuesday that poor planning by the previous urban council planners have hindered Kabale town from being like other urban centers with green spaces and parking spaces among others.

He says it’s hard for the council to allocate such services with the current situation of poor structures that are located near the main streets.

Matsiko says that council has no money to compensate the landlords and correct the previous mistakes or enough land where to put the parking yard. The only available parking yards are for Kabale District local government and that of heavy trucks.

But Pius Ruhemurana, the Municipal Mayor insists that the development will have to affect those who constructed poorly and cannot fit in the urban area.

He says recently council had to demolish all the gates and compounds of the tenants of Mutambuka Street to give way for the road construction.

The most affected places with no parking spaces include the main street which connects to Kisoro and Mbarara highway and one heading to Katuna border.

Ruhemurana says that parking along the road in areas not gazetted for that activity reduces the life span of the roads and council keeps losing money on repairing them.

Charles Ssembabulidde, the district police commander told council last month that they needed to join hands with police in cracking down all the motorists who park along the highways. But the DPC says they have not got response from council to start the crackdown.

Ssembabulidde says the unnecessary parking along the narrow roads of Kabale has increased the number of accidents in the town center. The DPC says that Kabale was poorly planned and cannot have roads where people can park their vehicles and go.