By Solomon Hamala
Government of Uganda together with the World Bank partners have set aside 15b shillings for the construction of Iganga Modern main market come June next year.
This was disclosed by the programm director the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project (MATIP), JJ Ettebu who led a delegation of government officials from different ministries for a tour of the proposed site for the market construction. Other officials came from Rwanda.
From what they saw and told by the Municipal and district leaders, JJ Ettebu said they are going to write a positive report to the government on which government shall base to get a contractor for the job.
The Town clerk, Lwanga Lawrence, said business traders operating in the affected area are temporarily going to be relocated to Iganga Freedom Square to pave way for the market construction.
He called on all stakeholders especially the locals in the town to embrace the market construction saying the new facility will not only give a face lift but increase on jobs and business hype in the town.
The facility is expect to accommodate over 1000 traders.
The chairman for the traders in Iganga market, Tanaziraba Elvis said they are eagerly waiting for the market construction to save them from the market facility makeshifts.
Those who turned up included the MP for Iganga Municipality, Peter Mugema aka Panadol and the district woman MP, Kawuma Suda Alibaawo.