Delayed Vendor Relocation Irks Hoima Councilors

1212 Views Hoima, Uganda

In short
Hoima Modern Market is among the seven facilities in the country built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) Phase1. Other facilities were built in Fort portal, Mbale, Lira, Gulu, Jinja and Wandegeya.

Hoima Municipal Councilors are demanding an explanation for the delayed relocation of vendors to the newly refurbished market, three months after the facility was commissioned.

The demand was made during an extraordinary council meeting held yesterday afternoon through which the councilors tasked the town clerk Emmanuel Banya to explain why shs 11billion market facility has remained locked.

Hoima Modern Market is among the seven facilities in the country built under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) Phase1. Other facilities were built in Fort portal, Mbale, Lira, Gulu, Jinja and Wandegeya.

Francis Kunihira, the councilor for Northern Ward says the status is a cause for concern considering that all the other facilities across the country are fully functional.

//Cue in: "We are delaying....
Cue out: ...tukakingwire."//

Kunihira's argument was backed by female councilors; Margaret Mande for central Ward and Florence Asaba for Bucuunga Ward who both demanded for timely communication and transparency in the allocation of stalls.
 
But Town Clerk Emmanuel Banya attributed the delayed relocation to grievances arising out of the registration and stall allocation exercise.

//Cue in: "We gave people....
Cue out: ....to the new market."//