Bazaars are still important events in the life of university students, especially those starting their first year at Campus.
Makerere University Business School Bazaar has been happening from last week and it will be ending this week on Saturday.
With such occasions, students are granted an opportunity to shop without having to go through the stressing Kampala downtown atmosphere.
On meeting Jane Kansiime, who has enrolled for Bachelors of Accounting and Finance, she said: “I was worried of thieves in town but with Bazaar, I can shop and transport my things easily without any scare.”
Mark Mugaga found the experience “great” since he has interacted students (both senior and ‘fresh’); learning more about campus partying and life.
For old students, such occasions avail business opportunities.
Janet Nakazzi, who is in third year, sells cosmetics and jewelry at the event along with her friends.
She says “this has given me a chance to learn about business as early as campus, so by the time I get out there, I will be good.”
Nakazzi also exhibited in her second year.
Exhibitors from town are also given a platform to sell and advertise their merchandise.
Some businesspersons though said the turn up was not much like they expected.
Ronald Muwonge from Roke Telecom, however, noted that they have registered normal sales.
”For us, we are not doing badly off; we start at 8:00am to 4:00 pm. At least we do sell something or have at least some students visiting our stall. We do give gifts to our customers to welcome them to town and campus in style,” he said.
Lillian Kansiime who manages a stall of Tecno mobile also gave her side.
“We have been at least registering normal sales from 14th of August 2017 when this bazaar started. We have sold different phones ranging from expensive to the cheaper ones probably because we sell them at reduced and discounted prices.”
As the event proceeds this week, performances from a numbers of artistes are expected.