Municipal Council will next week conduct fresh registration for all vendors in
from complaints about the presence of several absentee vendors at the expense
of genuine traders who missed space in the newly reconstructed market.
The new market was built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement
Projects (MATIP-2 program) to develop and enhance the capacity of market
infrastructure, to induce production and marketing agricultural
It was reopened last July despite complaints of some vendors missing space. The
market leaders were accused of allocating themselves more than one stall or
The over one thousand traders have also complained about the market dues which
range from 30,000 to 100,000 Shillings for stalls and 80,000 to 490,000 Shillings
for lock-up shops, absence of a substantive leadership committee, and lack of designated
garbage collection points.
Wednesday, municipal officials led by Frank Sekagiri, the Community Development
Officer for Entebbe Municipality met the vendors and all agreed to register the
vendors next week on Wednesday.
told the officials that the current register allegedly has several ghost
vendors while many people including former street vendors were not registered
and yet they operate currently in the market.
also agreed to conduct elections of the market leaders in the next three weeks.
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Tezikyabbiri, the Speaker of Entebbe Municipal Council said that once the
new leadership is sworn into office, the Municipal Council, Division B
Council, and technocrats will discuss the proposal of reducing the market dues.
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