The railway venture is part of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects that begin from Mombasa through Nairobi, to Kampala, Kigali and Juba. The multi-billion-dollar railway line conceived under the East African Community was agreed upon in 2011 by the presidents of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Richard Semulu of Ntinda, Kampala - who has operated an internet café for the last nine years, says that there is a drastic fall in returns from internet cafes compared to the 2000s when they had a lot of clientele.
Mayi Nabukenya, the new Wandegeya market Chairperson says there is no record of the vendors, location of their business and how much they have been paying and where. She says a number of people were given working space without registering with the market office.
The Joint Verification Trade Mission will not only involve the sugar verification exercise but also tackle other market access challenges in areas such as poultry, maize and dairy products.
Uganda exports sugar worth Ushs 350 billion a year, but this dropped to just over 200 billion, last year, before starting to rise as more sugar went to the Democratic Republic of Condo.