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Construction of Kitooro Modern Market Nears Completion :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Construction of Kitooro Modern Market Nears Completion

Patrick Rubongoya, the project manager, says the 24.6 Billion Shillings market is at 99 percent completion rate. Namuyangu says that the vendors have as a result created trade disorder for other traders, road users among others. The construction of the market which started in April 2017 is under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects-MATIP-2
(L-R) Minister of State Jenipher Namuyangu, contractor, Vincent DePaul Kayanja, the Entebbe Municipal Mayor touring the Day care centre. The Centre can house at least 120 children at a time.

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Construction of Kitooro Market in Entebbe municipality is nearing completion.

The construction of the market which started in April 2017 is under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects (MATIP-2 Program).  MATIP 2 aims at developing and enhancing the capacity of market infrastructure, to induce production and marketing of agricultural commodities. The market will host 690 traders once completed.

Patrick Rubongoya, the project manager, says the 24.6 Billion Shillings market is at 99 percent completion rate, but a certificate of completion will be issued after installations such as fire equipment, hydrants, solar panels among others are functioning and meet the specifications in the contract.

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He explains that the market will among others have a garbage hoist, which can carry 200 kilograms of garbage at a go, and a collection centre to ensure proper garbage management.

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Vincent DePaul Kayanja, the Entebbe Municipal Mayor, says leaders will ensure there is orderliness once the market is opened to the public. He added that all traders will be directed to sell their products inside the market.

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He, however, notes that there is a need for other markets to be constructed in places that include Division A. Construction of the market started in 2017 and was expected to be completed in February this year. However, it stalled due to the on-going works at Kitooro Taxi Park and the covid-19 lockdown.