Vendors in Kasese municipality have started occupying the Kasese Modern
The Market is one of the 12 markets that have been constructed under the
markets and Agricultural Trade improvement Programme (MATIP-2), at 14. 9
The new Market will accommodate over 800 vendors and has 467
stalls and 311 lockup shops.
Isaiah Twesigye the Kasese Municipal Council Town Clerk says that they have
decided to conduct the relocation exercise in phases to avoid the congestion
that would otherwise be a health risk amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Twesigye, 94 traders have so far been availed
space in the new market.
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Twesigye says that since the market is complete, all roadside vendors
should occupy the stalls or risk being evicted.
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However, the relocation exercise seems to have not gone well with
some of the traders especially those dealing in fresh produce decrying the high
competition from uncontrolled those hawking produce on the streets.
Josephine Babirye a vendor in the new market says their biggest
business threat is coming from those hawking similar products even around the
market. She asks the authorities to streamline the food hawking business
so that traders in the market can also get enough customers.
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Nalongo Lukia another fresh food vendor wants the authorities to
evict all persons still selling from streets into the market. She also
decries the lack of customers in the new facility arguing that it has not yet