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Entebbe Municipal Council to Register Kitooro Market Vendors Afresh

On Wednesday, municipal officials led by Frank Sekagiri, the Community Development Officer for Entebbe Municipality met the vendors and all agreed to register the vendors next week on Wednesday.
Some Vendors scrutinize the register pinned on the market noticeboard

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Entebbe Municipal Council will next week conduct fresh registration for all vendors in Kitooro Market.

This stems from complaints about the presence of several absentee vendors at the expense of genuine traders who missed space in the newly reconstructed market.

The new market was built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Projects (MATIP-2 program) to develop and enhance the capacity of market infrastructure, to induce production and marketing agricultural commodities. 

It was reopened last July despite complaints of some vendors missing space. The market leaders were accused of allocating themselves more than one stall or lockup. 

The over one thousand traders have also complained about the market dues which range from 30,000 to 100,000 Shillings for stalls and 80,000 to 490,000 Shillings for lock-up shops, absence of a substantive leadership committee, and lack of designated garbage collection points.

On Wednesday, municipal officials led by Frank Sekagiri, the Community Development Officer for Entebbe Municipality met the vendors and all agreed to register the vendors next week on Wednesday.

The vendors told the officials that the current register allegedly has several ghost vendors while many people including former street vendors were not registered and yet they operate currently in the market.

The vendors also agreed to conduct elections of the market leaders in the next three weeks.

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Modesta Tezikyabbiri, the Speaker of  Entebbe Municipal Council said that once the new leadership is sworn into office, the Municipal Council,  Division B Council, and technocrats will discuss the proposal of reducing the market dues.

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