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Lugazi municipality halts relocation of vendors to new market

Lugazi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Lugazi municipality has halted the planned relocation of vendors to the newly built central market following protests by vendors over poor allocation of stalls.  The municipal authorities had planned to relocate the vendors on April 26, 2021. However, the vendors refused to move on grounds …

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Relocation of vendors into Tororo central market underway

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors in Tororo municipality have started occupying the Tororo central market, five months after it was commissioned by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Tororo central market is one of the 12 markets that have been constructed under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP-2), at a …

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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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