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440 Soroti market vendors get mosquito nets

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 440 market vendors who accepted to remain sleeping in their stalls in Soroti city have received mosquito nets. The nets were delivered by the ministry of health on Saturday. Robert Adyama Ekaju, the Soroti Resident City Commissioner flagged off the distribution of …

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Gulu city traders shun sleeping in markets

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Market vendors in Gulu City have ignored the presidential directive of sleeping in the markets. Last month, President Museveni directed that market vendors should sleep within the markets to reduce travel to contain the transmission of COVID-19. The vendors, especially women argue that the …

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Women activists against women sleeping in markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women activists have asked the government to look beyond mosquito nets and provide women spending nights in markets with security and sanitary places to guarantee their safety. On Friday last week, President Yoweri Museveni asked women vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact …

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President Museveni purchases trucks for Lamwo market vendors

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled a pledge of two lorry trucks to market vendors and farmer groups in Lamwo district. While commissioning the Ayuu Alali sugarcane project in Palabek Kal sub county, President Museveni pledged to donate the trucks to market vendors and farmers in …

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Kitgum municipality mayor elect to unite market vendors

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Richard Okwera Ojara, the Kitgum Municipality Mayor-elect has outlined plans to unite the different factions of market vendors in the Municipality. Ojara was declared the winner of the hotly contested Mayoral race on Monday defeating the incumbent Mayor Walter Livingst Too-roma with 3,875 votes against …

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Tumukunde promises interest-free loans to market vendors

Kyotera, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has pledged to improve the livelihood of market vendors through the provision of interest-free loans and the introduction of certificates of ownership for market stalls. The former security minister says that through the certificates of ownership, unnecessary evictions will …

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