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BIISO MODERN MARKET TO ACCOMMODATE 500 VENDORS

By Innocent Atuganyira

BULIISA: The newly constructed Biiso Modern Market in Biiso Town Council Buliisa district Bunyoro sub region will accommodate over 500 vendors.

This was revealed on Thursday by Bernard Tugume the Project Coordinator the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project during the meeting involving the vendors, tenderers and Biiso Town Councils leaders at the newly constructed Biiso Modern Market.

According to  Tugume, the market will be occupied this mid March and it will be commissioned at the end of this month by Hon. Judith Nabakooba the minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

”We shall shift the vendors mid this month from Nyamasoga where they are currently operating to the newly constructed Biiso modern market, and it will be commissioned at the end of this month,” he asserted.

In a special interview with ugreports, Tugume disclosed that the market will accommodate over 500 vendors which will help to improve the livelihood of the community members.

Construction of the modern market commenced early last year by the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development with support from the World Bank under the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project, costing 3.1 billion shillings.

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Charles Otim, the environment specialist Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project, says that the newly constructed market will improve the livelihood of citizens since Biiso is a developing town.

”This market will boost business in the district since Biiso is a developing town council, and also being at the strategic location, it will benefit the neighboring districts,” he asserted.

Otim also asked the vendors to prepare themselves to benefit from the oil projects through engaging themselves in fruit growing to feed the increasing population in the region.

Rogers Balemesa the Town Clerk Biiso Town Council explained that they have already registered the vendors and they will first consider those who were operating in the former market.

”We have already registered the vendors, however, we shall first consider  those who were operating in the former market then others will be considered later,” he asserted.

The town clerk also told ugreports that they will not tolerate vendors operating outside the newly constructed market.

Vendors who spoke to this online news website shortly after the meeting, disclosed their excitement hoping to yield big from the newly constructed market, adding that they will operate throughout despite the weather changes.

 

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