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Busia Municipal Leaders Close Four Markets :: Uganda Radionetwork

Busia Municipal Leaders Close Four Markets

The markets that have been closed includes: Sofia market located at no man's land, Nangwe market located along Nangwe road, Equator market which is at Jinja road and Mawero market locate along Busia-Tororo road.
Juma Odero-municipal council speaker

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Busia Municipal leaders have closed four markets.  The markets are Sofia, Nangwe market located along Nangwe road, Equator market, and Mawero located along Busia-Tororo road.

Juma Odero, the Busia Municipal Council Speaker says that the markets operating on the streets were closed to restore trade order and also allow traders to occupy the newly constructed main market.

According to Odero, they want only two gazetted markets of Arubaine in the Eastern and the Main Market in the Western division to operate. He adds that few markets will be allowed to operate only in the evening hours starting from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

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George Kikomeko, the chairman general-purpose committee said that the illegal markets have frustrated the operations of the main market. He says that traders who were allocated stalls in the new market abandoned them due to a lack of customers.

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Elijah Odero Baanda, the councilor representing elders said that once the illegal markets are closed,  traders operating in the two gazetted markets will get customers.

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Kibaki Iddi Muhamad, the LCIII Chairman of the Western Division said that the operations of the roadside markets were affecting the local revenue it had planned to collect from the new market. 

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Kasifwa Nasiimu and Brenda Najuma among other traders who were operating their businesses at Sofia market said that the Municipal leaders should allocate them space in the main market.

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