URN reported last month that vendors had rejected the stalls in the newly constructed market because they were too small to accommodate the vendors and their merchandise. The stalls did not also have a storage facility.
Moroto Central Market was constructed under the government’s Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Program (MATIP), with funding from the Arab Bank of Economic Development in Africa (BADEA). The project, undertaken by Ambitious Construction Ltd was handed over to the municipality on October 17, 2021.
The vandalism was noticed on Monday by the police deployed at the market when they entered the apartment allotted to them only to find that glasses were smashed. Other facilitates that have been vandalized include the security lighting system and the flower garden.
The groups, which received about 1.9 Billion Shillings in May have not been able to access the resources due to failure by the district to organize capacity building on financial literacy for association leaders.
The ASTU Commander Elias Kasirabo says that if the traders or sellers fail to provide required documents relating to the sale or movement of cattle from one destination to another, police will hold the cattle as investigations continue.
David Azimale Omido, the Manager in Charge of Logistics and Utilities at Tororo Cement says that the company has conducted a geological mapping to establish quantities of limestone deposits in the area and its preliminary findings are encouraging. Omido, however, says that the land for the factory must be owned by the company or leased out for at least 99 years.
Kanonya says that all taxi drivers, loaders, brokers at the terminal must sanitize while each driver must have proof that they have a sanitiser for passengers before accessing the park. He adds that any driver who will be found loading passengers without a sanitiser will be fined up to 100, 000 Shillings.
During the acquisition of the site at Kosiroi where limestone exploration has been ongoing for the past 18 years, the landowners had fled the place due to insecurity and any negotiations for surface rights agreement remained inconclusive.
Cholera was confirmed in Moroto district on May 12 by the acting District Health Officer Charles Onyang Omuudu after seven out of the eight samples tested positive. The acute diarrhoeal disease spreads through the consumption of contaminated food and water.
Also affected is the price of sugar which is now sold at as high as 4,000 Shillings, up from 3,300 Shillings at the beginning of April, and maize brand which has increased by 400 Shillings from the initial cost of 2000 Shillings. Other essentials like cooking oil have recorded an increase by 500 Shillings.
It targets organized business groups involving women and youths mainly in the informal sector is meant to uplift the economic status of communities by reducing poverty at house-hold level. It’s also aimed at enhancing socio- economic transformation from subsistence to market oriented economy.
Medium trucks will pay breaking fee of 350, 000 shillings for limestone up from 150, 000 shillings while the trailers will be charged from 250 – 500, 000 shillings. The same vehicles will further pay loading fees from 100, 000 to 200, 000 shillings depending on the size of the vehicle.