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Authorities call for merger between markets in Mbarara

Taga Valley Market authorities and traders have appealed to the Mbarara City Council to swiftly merge Katete weekly market with theirs.

Located in Nsiikye Kyera cell, Nyamitaga Ward, Mbarara City North Division, Taga Valley Market operates weekly for the mobile traders.

Martin Chireko Mwebembezi, the market chairperson said that both Katete weekly market and Taga Valley Market operate on the same day and this has killed business in the latter.

Mwebembezi called upon the Mbarara City Council to intervene and merge the two developing markets.

Justine Bakekyura, one of the Vendors in Taga Valley Market noted that she is optimistic that merging of the two markets will increase their clientele and boost business.

In response, Dickson Asiimwe, the commercial officer Mbarara City South Division said the plans are underway to merge the two markets by phasing out Katete market not only for the good performance of Taga market, but because of being in a congested risky place.

Story by Gladys Rukundo

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