Passing of the resolution created a public uproar especially by environment and tourism activists condemning the act and arguing that the resolution compromises nature and a tourism asset, and accused councilors of passing a resolution with a hidden agenda of greed to grab many of the stalls in the modern market.
During the council session that was held on Friday at Virunga Hotel, Municipality Mayor, Richard Ndyana explained that the Production and Marketing Committee which sat on 16th this month resolved to have the market constructed at the Mayor's gardens because the land is enough and strategic.
Captain Peter Mugisha, the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 Task Force told URN on Monday evening that the decision to close the markets was reached in their meeting early in the day.
Kyambadde was speaking as the chief guest at the launch of the construction of a USD 1.3 million Border Export Zone at the Uganda-DRC border of Bunagana in Kisoro district on Friday. The Border Export Zone, being constructed by Techno Three Uganda Limited with the supervision of KK Partnership Architects is funded by the World Bank in partnership with Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project (GLTFP) Uganda.
Mugisha told URN that the two weekly markets were allowed to open daily to reduce congestion with specific instructions to the traders to observe the 4-meter physical distance between them and the buyers.
According to Kazaire, they couldnt save their merchandise because the flame was huge. Denis Hakizimana, another trader says the inferno is a huge blow since his shop has been his only source of livelihood.
All 50 passengers are safe after a Jaguar company bus caught fire on Monday morning along the Kisoro-Kabale highway. The incident occurred at around 07:10am at Nyakabande near Kisoro Airstrip, about three kilometres from Kisoro town.
Robert Mukasa, the Engineer of NWSC Kisoro branch has apologized to the consumers, saying that the most affected areas are above the water reservoirs, which make it difficult to pump water there due to lack of a generator.
Robert Nsabiyumva, a welder along Chuho road in Kisoro Municipality, says the persistent power outages are crippling his business. According to Nsabiyunva, he is unable to beat deadlines because of the power outages, which affects his earnings.