LIRA: Local Traders Protest Indian Influx, Close Shops

LIRA: Local Traders Protest Indian Influx, Close Shops


By Milton Emmy Akwam

Local traders in Lira municipality under their umbrella body, Lira Business Community (LBC) have decided to close their shops in protest for what they call unfair competition from Indian traders.

All local traders are reportedly on immense protests with 60% of shops closed as trade minister Ameria Kyambade together with local leaders and Indians are in closed door meeting.

Godwin Achai, the chairperson LBC told Journalists on Friday that their planned protest will go on until Indians are chased away from their town.

“We (local traders) are suffering in the hands of these so-called Indian Investors. In every Sub-county, they have chased all local produce dealers whilst in town here,” he said

Late last month, Indian traders in Lira town closed their shops after immense threats from local traders who threatened to castrate their balls for taking their businesses.

We have reliably learnt that, Amelia Kyambade, the Minister alongside MPs and district leaders in the eight districts of Lango this afternoon convened a meeting at District Council Hall

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Police spokesperson said Police was ready to protect the peace of everyone adding that nobody will be allowed to disrupt peace