President Museveni Commissions Kasese Market
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has commissioned the shs14.9 billion Kasese central market in Kasese town and the 58-kilometer Ishaka- Katunguru road.
The president made the commission yesterday as he headed for his scientific campaign in Kasese and Tooro regions.
The new market was constructed under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) and implemented by the Ministry of Local Government.
The market will accommodate about 1,000 vendors and house multiple food stalls, restaurants, banks, clinics, salons, fruit and vegetable stands, butcheries, and a daycare center. It consists of 467 stalls and 311 lockup shops.
The state-of-the-art market is also installed with CCTV cameras, public address system and flat TV screens for adverts and news updates.
This is the fifth market that President Museveni has commissioned the last one month with others in Soroti, Busia, Lugazi and Tororo, all constructed under the Markets and Agriculture Trade Improvement Project.
On the same day, Museveni also commissioned the 58km Ishaka-Katunguru road which is part of the Kasese –Mbarara road which is a major tourist link from Ishaka town in Bushenyi district to Kasese through Rubirizi district and Queen Elizabeth National Park.