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Mbarara vendors abandon temporary market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Vendors in Mbarara city have abandoned the temporary market at Independence Park. In 2018, the government contracted Roko Construction Company Limited to construct a 21 billion shillings market in Mbarara.  The Construction that started in February 2018 was expected to be completed in two years …

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Commissioned Soroti central market fails to take off

Soroti , Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The newly built Soroti Central Modern Market in Soroti City is yet to commence operations more than two months after it was commissioned by President, Yoweri Museveni. Museveni took time off his busy campaign schedule on November 22, 2020, to commission the Shillings 24 billion market funded by …

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Traders decry slow pace of Moroto market construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto municipality vendors are irked by the delays to complete the main market. The construction of Moroto market commenced two years ago and was supposed to have been completed last month. However up to date, construction is still ongoing which hasn’t gone on well with …

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Lack of honesty will kill online shopping in Uganda – Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Online traders in Uganda risk losing the market or even discourage online shopping all together over persistent failure to fulfill the expectations of the online customers, according to trade and digital innovation experts. The growth of online business has picked up pace during the lockdown …

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Government mosquito nets sold at UGX 1000 in Napak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The insecticide-treated mosquito nets that were distributed by the government are being sold on the open market in Napak district, for as low as 1,000 Shillings. Many of those selling the nets are using the money to buy alcohol. The government recently launched a campaign …

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Kalerwe market vendors toiling on the streets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of vendors are struggling to survive on the streets after losing their stalls in the Markets at Kalerwe for failure to raise money to secure space. Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA closed all the markets at Kalerwe about a month ago citing overcrowding. It …

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World oil prices claw back ground after crash

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices surged more than six percent in Asian trade Tuesday following heavy losses a day earlier after top exporter Saudi Arabia began a price war with Russia. West Texas Intermediate was trading up 6.1 percent at more than $33 a barrel while Brent crude …

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Nigerian farmers hope to spread shea butter wealth

Kodo, Nigeria | AFP |  Surrounded by four children, Ladi Usman scoops shea nut paste from a plastic container into a metal pot on the stove in her cramped kitchen. Squinting to keep charcoal fumes out of her eyes, she stirs it with a bamboo stick, completing the final stages of eking …

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NFA burns poor quality tree seeds worth UGX24 million

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Forestry Authority-NFA has destroyed bags over 32 tree seed species valued at Shillings 24 million, saying they are of low quality. The seeds were set ablaze at the National Tree Seed Center- NTSC in Namanve, which is responsible for collecting, processing and distributing …

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