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Committee to verify list of Mbarara Central Market vendors

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A committee has been formed to verify the list of vendors that will occupy Mbarara Central Market. The committee was set up after a number of vendors complained missing on the list that was displayed last week. Nyombi Muhammed the chairperson of the vendors Association …

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AfCFTA: Africa is more reliable than other markets, experts say

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small and medium enterprises have been urged to take advantage of the African market if they are to easily grow their businesses. Speaking at an African Continental Free Trade Area sensitization workshop held at Uganda Manufacturers Association headquarters in Kampala on March 22, John Walugembe, …

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AfCFTA requires high quality products: PSFU boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Businesses seeking to export goods and services under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) arrangement have been advised to embrace technology for high-quality products. AfCFTA, which has a market base of 1.5 billion people, has been touted as a game-changer for economies like Uganda, …

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Traders loses millions as fire guts Elegu Market

Elegu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fire has razed down Elegu Market in Amuru District, at the Uganda-South Sudan border. Preliminary reports indicate the fire started at about 1 am on Monday before spreading across the entire market structures made of bamboo poles, timber, and iron sheets. Noah Katende, a …

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ICO exit has no consequence on Uganda’s coffee trade: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has explained that the decision to stay away from the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) extension was inevitable for the good of the local industry, a position agreed to by some private sector players. The ICA is an instrument for international cooperation …

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RCC orders over-due elections in Mbale Central Market

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ahamada Washaki, the Mbale Resident City Commissioner has tasked the city authorities to organize elections for the executive of Mbale Central Market. It follows complaints by some vendors against the Ayubu Madoi led executive for allegedly mismanaging the affairs of the market, financial impropriety and …

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Busega Market construction nears completion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Busega Market being constructed in Lubaga division is 99 % complete and Arab Contractors are soon expected to hand over the project. Ben Kumumanya, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government says the contractor has only one percent works remaining to complete …

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Mukono authorities, vendors disagree over market space

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors operating in an open weekly market at Mbalala trading center in Mukono district have disagreed with local authorities on the new proposed market space. The Mbalala LCI chairperson Mohammed Wamala resolved to shift the weekly market to Kasenge playground. The market with more than …

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