The flag-off ceremony for the long awaited market construction is set to kick-off.
The project which will be located along the Uganda-Tanzania border is funded by South African-based Degitech Energy Company Ltd at a construction cost of Shs2.8 trillion.
It is expected to bring together manufacturers, retailers, distributors and consumers from all over East Africa.
Speaking during the ceremony, Chief executive officer of Rural United Small Business Association Network (RUSBA), Karim Karamagi said they have secured fund and the project will start immediately.
Quoting Karamagi, “This work had been planned to start earlier but the Covid-19 pandemic disorganised everything. We had to take our time and now that we have got some funds and lockdown has partially been lifted, we have decided to start construction works.”
Once completed, the market will operate every Tuesday and Friday. While animals such as sheep, goats etc will be kept temporarily for slaughter and sale on the local and international markets.
So far the market construction is been located at Kasanvu Village on Kyotera-Mutukula road.
Source: Daily Monitor