Business Tempo Remains Low at Wandegeya Market


viagra 60mg geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Close to two months now since the state-of-the-art structure was opened up for business, many of the stalls remain vacant with sleepy traders waking up once in a while to attend a handful of customers.

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The modern market was put up by KCCA with a loan funding from the African Development Bank.

One of the traders Beatrice Naluggya tells us colleagues who worked in the old market are reluctant to take up stalls in the market for fear of working costs.

The stalls currently range between Shs 70,000 to 350,000 (for shared cubicles) a month.

KCCA, following complaints from the traders earlier in December, reduced the renting costs, awarded them a two-month grace period and are expected to begin paying this month.

Naluggya, who deals in grocery, says customer turn up remains extremely low, perhaps because they are not yet used to the new structure.

“People here think that because we are working in a new structure the prices may be slightly higher. May be we need to begin advertising in the media to attract them,” she said.

While most of the stalls have been taken up, they remain vacant. Naluggya is hopeful that the owners will come in, once they have stabilized financially, this being a back-to-school period.


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