Kabale Scrap Business Faces Two-Week Grace Period Amid Security Concerns

KABALE –Scrap business operators in Kabale district have been granted a two-week grace period to sell off their stock otherwise, they risk their stores being closed until the current suspension on scrap buying and selling is lifted.

This call was made on Monday of the 27th of November,2023 by the Kabale Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Godfrey Nyakuhuma, as a response to concerns raised by scrap business operators, led by Mr. Matsiko Runyasi.They complained about having accumulated a significant amount of scrap in their stores and having placed more orders for scraps from rural areas.

The RDC explained that the decision to suspend scrap business was driven by the escalating security threats posed by scrap dealers in both Kabale Municipality and Kabale local government areas.

Nyakuhuma highlighted that the Kabale District Security Committee, last Friday, decided to impose the suspension due to the increasing vandalism of government properties, particularly along various roads in Kabale Municipality.

This vandalism has resulted in numerous accidents during the commissioning of completed projects in Kabale Municipality.