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Kitooro market vendors reject proposed rates

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Vendors in the newly built Kitooro Market have rejected the proposed rates by Entebbe municipal authorities. The new market was built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects (MATIP-2 Program), which seeks to develop and enhance the capacity of market infrastructure, to induce production …

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Contractor given two more months to complete Masaka main market

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has given Multiplex and Alshamas joint venture contractors two more extra months to complete the construction of Masaka main market. Multiplex and Alshamas joint venture contractors started the market works in February 2018, and were expected to handover the market in February 2020. The …

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600 market vendors in Gulu city face eviction

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 600 vendors in Cereleno market in Bardege-Layibi division in Gulu city are on the verge of eviction. Last month, the authorities of Layibi division through Vincent Opio, the division’s senior assistant town clerk wrote a letter notifying the market leaders that the market …

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Kasese central market vendors to get two month’s tax holiday

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors are to get a two month’s tax holiday in the newly built Kasese central market when it finally becomes operational. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni commissioned the Shillings 16 billion market during his campaign trail in December last year. Despite this, the market is yet …

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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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Construction delays Mbarara city council UGX 600m market

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Mbarara city council Authority has lost 600 million shillings for the financial year 2020/21 due to the delay to finalize the construction Central Market. The 21 billion Shilling construction of the Mbarara central Market started in February 2018 and was expected to be completed in …

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Vendors task city authorities on completion of Mbarara central market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara central market vendors have tasked city authorities to explain the delays in the construction of the market. Construction of the 21 Billion Shillings market started in 2018 and was supposed to have been completed last year in January. However, completion was again extended to …

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Modern markets remain closed months after commissioning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly constructed markets in Soroti, Tororo, Busia and Kitooro in Entebbe have remained closed months after they were commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni. Many of the markets were commissioned three months ago, giving hope to thousands of vendors who had spent more than two …

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Vendors shun new Lugazi central market over charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Lugazi municipality are still hesitant to occupy the newly constructed central market citing high costs. The 15.8 billion Shillings structure, financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme Project-2 (MATIP-2) was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni …

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Brisk business for clothes and shoes dealers in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Vendors selling clothes and shoes in Bududa district are doing brisk business ahead of Christmas celebrations this Friday.   On Friday this week, Christian’s are set to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in the world. Vendors in most shops and markets say today …

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