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Bribery, double standards cited in Soroti market lockup allocations

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The allocation of lockups to vendors at Soroti Main Market was marred by several irregularities according to an investigation report released by Soroti Resident City Commissioner-RCC Robert Adiama. The investigation was conducted amidst disagreements between city authorities and market vendors, with many of them refusing …

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Vendors miss out on space in new Busia market

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There is anger among Busia market vendors who have missed out on stalls in the new market. On Monday, Busia municipal council authorities started to resettle traders in the new market constructed at Solo A village in Western Division.  Pascal Moyah, the Western Division town …

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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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