The piece of land measuring 299 acres is situated at Namwambula village in Kiringente Sub County in Mpigi district. It was purchased by the Ministry at a cost of 13.5 billion Shillings from an Indian firm N. Shah and Company Limited.
The market was under Nadunget Sub County until April, this year, when the Local Government Ministry merged 20 new villages from the neighbouring sub-counties with the municipality. However, the two sub-counties had earlier agreed to allow the operations of the market to continue in the same location pending council resolutions.
The decision followed public uproar in the wake of an accident involving one bus registration number UBB 195N that collided with a Tipper in Kayabwe town along the Kampala-Masaka Highway. The accident claimed two lives and left 20 others with injuries.
According to Information, Communication and Technology Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, Cabinet has directed the Finance, Planning and Economic Developments Minister to prepare the amendment bill in consultation with the Attorney General.
Godwin Kidima of Kidima Investments Liimited in Luweero says they have nothing to do but to use all possible ways to beat the taxes so as to stay in business. He says many people have already abandoned mobile money citing the exorbitant tax and resorted to traditional ways of sending money.
The two are charged together with former Works Minister, Engineer Abraham Byandala, Berunado Ssebbugga Kimeze, the former Acting Executive director Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, Joe Ssemugooma, the former acting director finance and administration UNRA, Wilberforce Senjako, the former Regional accountant UNRA and Legal Counsel, Marvin Baryaruha.