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Kisekka Market to get new look

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The artistic impression of the new Kisekka Market.

The artistic impression of the new Kisekka Market. PHOTO by Rachel Mabala 

By FARAHANI MUKISA

Posted  Monday, January 20   2014 at  02:00

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The project is likely to cost €56 million (about Shs141 billion).

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Kampala

After decades of running as an informal set-up that deals in automotive spare parts of all kinds, Kisekka Market will soon be refurbished into a modern facility.

According to the management in charge of the market redevelopment plan, all the paper work required has been finallised awaiting financial partners to append signatures of confirmation.
“All the building plans were approved by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Traders have agreed to temporarily relocate somewhere the city centre when construction works begin,” Mr Mubarak Kalungi, the Kisekka Market Vendors Limited publicity secretary, said in an interview on Thursday.

This newspaper has established that traders will be relocated to Namayiba Bus terminal, which currently operates as a temporary taxi park. KCCA has also allowed traders a lease of five years to enable them redevelop the market, where each of the 10,000 anticipated traders operating within the market, will be allocated a shop.

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