Kasese Municipal leaders tasked to bridge the gaps limiting the effective utilization of Kasese Central Market


The State Minister for Local Government, Hon. Victoria Businge Rusoke has tasked Kasese Municipal Authorities to formulate the rules and regulations for the proper management of Kasese Central Market.

Valued at shillings 14.9 billion, Kasese Central Market was constructed under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) and implemented by the Ministry of Local Government.

But while meeting the Municipal leaders today afternoon at the Mayor’s Boardroom, the Minister observed that there were some gaps in the management of the said market and quickly tasked the Municipal leadership to own the facility through establishing the rules and regulations that would guarantee the proper utilization of the market so that government realizes the purpose for which it injected in a lot of money to have it constructed.

Her remarks followed a report by the Municipality Mayor, Mr. Chance Kahindo, who said that there were a number of challenges that affect the development of the market.

According to him, the market does not a streamlined leadership structure where even the electricity bills are paid through a private company hence leading to delay in service provision to the vendors.

 Some of the vendors who attended the meeting stressed that they were being affected by power shortages coupled with high taxes levied on their goods.

They also argued that some vendors do not have stationed places where they sell their goods from especially those dealing in the sale of food items in the urban centre. 

In his remarks, the Kasese Deputy RDC in-charge of Busongora County, Mr. Zepher Mubingwa, discouraged the vendors from sticking on the lockups till the end of their lives.

He advised that vendors should be giving room for others to use the lockups especially after developing to another step.


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