Minister Can’t Resolve Mbarara Market Wrangles

An elevated view of Mbarara Markhan Singh Market

St. Georges defender, check Isaac Isinde is the latest international player to have joined the Cranes training camp. The center back is fresh from winning the Ethiopian league title with his team and his arrival is timely for coach Micho’s side preparing to face Botswana in 2017 Afcon qualifiers next week.

“I am ready to try to win a position at the team because I am not definite that I‘ll be part of the final list, information pills there are many younger endowed players. I will do my best as a player and I leave the rest to the coach. Our time is now, case Ugandans have waited for so long.” Isinde said.

A total of 34 players who feature for the U23 and senior teams turned out for Wednesday’s two and a half hours session held at Lugogo stadium.

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Micho is expected to announce a final squad on Friday evening, those of who will enter full residential training. Several foreign based players are expected in the country on Friday since most are on preseason after their regular season ended.

Players currently training include; Brian Bwete, James Alitho,  Kigonya Mathias, Ntambi Julius, Okot Denis, Bukenya Deus, Musisi Farouk, Kakuba Alex, Ochwo Brain,Mpuga Martin, Kiyemba Ibrahim,Katongole Henry, Okello Sylivester,

Bakaki Shafik, Kasagga Richard, Boban Zirintusa, Muzamil Mutyaba, Mugerwa Yasser, Patrick Mbowa,Tadeo Lwanga,Frank Kalanda, Said Kyeyune, Robert Sentongo, Geoffrey Massa, Brian Majwega, Derick Tekkwo, Alex Kitatta, Farouk Miya, Fahad Muhammed Toko,Yunus Sentamu ,Keziron Kizito, John Ssemazzi, Denis Iguma , Isinde Isaac.

Tension is rising in the western Mbarara Municipality over reconstruction of Markhan Singh market whose land title is in question.

The traders formed an association named the Mbarara Markhan Singh Market Landlords Association through which they undertook to rebuild the old and dilapidated market.

However in a May 14 meeting, view the Municipality Council declared the association illegal, side effects sending the traders back to square one.

State Minister for Economic Monitoring Hon Henry Banyenzaki was petitioned to intervene in the matter, price but local leaders would not heed to his instructions.

Minister Banyenzaki recently wrote a letter ordering Mbarara RDC Nixon Kabuye to allow commencement of the construction of a new market but this has been disregarded.

The traders accuse their chairperson Margaret Bagezire of clinging onto the market land title.

It is said that the chairperson used the land title as collateral to acquire a loan of about Shs 900 million.

Mrs Margret reportedly borrowed Shs 800 million from a tycoon named Dubai, and another 110 million from one Chris Boona who is husband to the district woman Mp Emma Boona.

It is believed that the market land title is between these two tycoons.

The traders’ association chairperson Margret was elected in 2007 and her term in office expired some time back but she has refused to go.

The traders are now worried that once the association is dissolved, they are likely to lose the market.



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