The Kasese Deputy Town Clerk, Kairi Kambasu, says they expect vendors to occupy the market by the end of this month.
He also says that they have finalized discussions with the Finance Ministry and vendor’s leaders on the operational guidelines.
Lt. Musa Mugogo, the fisheries unit Kasese sector commander says the existing laws provide for small penalties which most offenders easily pay, further propelling the illegal fishing activities on the water bodies.
The State Minister for Microfinance, Kyegune Haruna Kasolo told URN while in Kasese District on Wednesday that they decided to start monitoring activities to pick out all the concerns about the program and respond to them on time.
The farmers say that due to the reduced water volumes in the river, the scheme management has now resorted to rationing. Patrick Mwesige, a staff of the Mubuku Irrigation Scheme in charge of water, says the water in the river is not enough; affected by a dry spell, and human activities upstream which have affected the volumes in the canals.
The demobilization and resettlement officer with Amnesty Commission Henry Basaliza told URN that the Amnesty Commission is working with other partners to train the ex-ADF rebels in interlocking stabilized soil block-ISSB technology, craft making and tailoring for economic integration.
In a meeting with the members from the cultural institution and elders on Sunday evening, the Acting Executive Director Micro Finance Support Centre-MSC Hellen Petronilla Masika said they have given the kingdom special consideration given the multiple challenges including conflicts and disasters that has affected its economy.
Sibendere Bigogo Geoffery the kasese District chairperson says the construction of this bridge is a big relief to residents in both sub counties who have been facing enormous challenges-especially in terms of accessing their gardens and markets on both sides.
Kasese District suffered two waves of flash floods on May 7 and on May 10 after rivers Nyamwamba, Mubuku, Nyamughasana and Lubhiliha bursting their banks and water spilled into communities sweeping among others Kilembe hospital, and Kilembe mines.
The structure, whose construction started two years ago, was facilitated by the government of Uganda with funding from the African Development Bank (ADB) under the Markets and Agricultural Improvement Project (MATIP).
The market, which will accommodate about 800 vendors, will house food stalls, restaurants, banks, clinics, salons, fruit and vegetable stands, butcheries and a daycare centre. It consists of 467 stalls and 311 lockup shops.