Kabale Municipality to Build Shs40B Market

Kabale Municipality Mayor, Sentaro Byamugisha addressing traders on Monday

Kabale central market will be demolished in the 2017/18 financial year to pave way for a new modern multi billion market to be constructed, abortion Municipality mayor, abortion Sentaro Byamugisha has said.

He revealed that Kabale municipality will benefit from the third phase of the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP-3), thumb a multi-million dollar project supported by the Government and the African Development Bank to build a 40 billion shillings market.

Byamugisha said this on Monday while meeting traders and landlords of lockups in the market at Kabale municipal stadium.

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He noted that the works will commence in December 2017 saying the construction works will last for a year.

Byamugisha stunned traders when he revealed that the market which sits on 10 acres has no land title.

He said that some leaders in the municipality  had wanted to grab the land, processing  a land title, a move which was blocked  by officials  in the ministry  of local government  after it was discovered that the title was in individual names but not the municipality who are the rightful owners of the land.

He further revealed that the same group of leaders is the one that was pushing
for government to construct Mwanjari market which operates and leave Kabale central market that operates daily.

“Sometime back some people that I don’t want to name were processing the land title but it was blocked. Although we say the market is ours, we don’t have a land
title so we also need to process one,” said Byamugisha.

Simon Mashemererwa, the chairperson Kabale central market traders association said that they are ready and welcome the project.

He warned against intruders that would want to grab other people’s stalls and lockups after the construction saying that every one that has a lock up will retain it at the same place.

“There is need that transparency is exhibited in the construction unlike what it was  some years ago  when  some leaders  tried to grab a stall from a woman. We had to fight till the old woman was given back her stall,” he said.


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