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Kasese apple farmers decry lack of markets

Apple farming is quickly taking shape in Kasese district Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Apple farmers in Kasese district have decried the lack of market for their harvest. The farmers also say that most of the apple-growing areas have poor transport network, which affects their access to the market. Although the …

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Only KCCA can establish markets – Attorney General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is mandated to establish a market in the city according to the office of the Attorney General. This is contained in his response to the KCCA Market Ordinance, which was approved in 2019 to provide a comprehensive licensing regime for …

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Maize dealers ask gov’t for training on proper storage

  Bugweri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize produce dealers from the districts of Namutumba and Bugweri have asked government to skill them on proper storage techniques which they say will enable them to trade in quality grain within the local and regional markets. Their call comes just a few days …

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Certified maize dealers named, others given June deadline

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards has issued a list of 23 certified maize millers in a bid to protect the public from consuming substandard maize products. This comes amidst growing concern about the quality of maize and flour on the market. Recently, Kenya banned …

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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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