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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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Kasubi road junction works start as vendors move to new market

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Vendors have finally occupied Kasubi market paving way for the construction works at Kasubi junction in Lubaga Division. KCCA couldn’t undertake the works in 2018 during the construction of Bakuli-Kasubi Road because vendors from Kasubi Market were operating from there. Government hence constructed a market …

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Government, Kisekka market vendors disagree on compensation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As government moves to repossess some of its markets, it has still failed to come to an understanding with a section of vendors who acquired a sub-lease on Kisekka Market land. A number of vendors say government should compensate them before they take over the …

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Survey reveals health threats in Kampala markets

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  There are mixed reactions over the proposal by Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA to take over the management of 16 city markets. The markets were placed under the management of vendors following president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directive in 2006 while others were leased to the …

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