By Kidandi Moses
Chinese business men operating in Uganda have accused Ugandan locals of witch hunting them due to fear of competition.
This follows the directive by the minister of trade Amelia Kyambadde directing Chinese businesses that are not registered to quit by 31st of December 2016.This was during the official opening of the the week long Jua Kali exhibition taking place at the KCCA grounds Lugogo.
In their defense, the the Chinese traders say they are operating genuinely,employing Ugandans and paying taxes.
The Jua Kali exhibition running under the theme “Buy East Africa SME products, build East Africa” has been organized by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives in collaboration with the Ministry of East Africa Community Affairs.