government through the World Bank under the Uganda Support to Municipal
Infrastructure Development (USMID) project is set to construct two
multi-billion modern markets in Madi Okollo district.
The markets to be constructed are Matangacia market in Kololo village,
Rigbo sub-county, and Ayavu market in Inde town council at 1.76 billion and 1.4
billion shillings respectively.
The contract for the construction of Matangacia market project has been awarded
to Rina One Investments Limited, while KG Adubango construction and Engineering
works limited will oversee the construction of Ayavu market.
Godfrey Maisha, the USMID focal point person for the district says the
construction works for the markets are expected to take nine months.
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Joel Ojedra, the district principal assistant sectary notes that the council
decided to construct Mantangacia to attract high local revenue.
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Shuaib Toko, the Madi Okollo Resident District Commissioner has challenged the
contractors to ensure that no shoddy works are executed on the projects. He
further urged the local community to own the projects.
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Under the agreements, there will be no arrangements for compensation for
persons who will be affected by the construction of the markets. But Ismail
Drabe, the LCV Chairperson, says they intend to enter into an agreement with
the projected affected persons that will see them get lockups in the new modern
markets once completed.
a vendor working in Matangacia market calls for close monitoring and supervision
of the construction works market by leaders and area residents to ensure that no
shoddy works are executed on the market.
another vendor says the construction of the market is long overdue noting. He
says that they have been struggling to store their goods in the current market
whenever it rains.
In 2020, Madi Okollo received 11 Billion Shillings under USMID for
infrastructure development since its one of the refugee-hosting districts. Other projects that will be implemented under USMID program include,
the construction of the multi-billion Boma grounds for recreation and promotion of
sports situated, a community social center in Inde Town council worth 800
million shillings among others.