Tororo municipal council has received a total of 64 million shillings to facilitate the relocation of Tororo market vendors.
The council is on advanced stages of constructing a modern market by upgrading the existing structures with 2 million dollar loan.
The deputy town clerk John Guloba Choli says the relocation exercise 0f 1405 registered vendors will begin on January 172011. He said the vendors would either be moved to new tax park or the children's lion park.
Tororo market is part of the 26 markets up for upgrading in 19 urban councils. The 77 million dollar upgrading project is financed by the African Development bank, Arab bank for economic development for Africa and the government.
He says the council on 5th October 2010 approved the draft needs assessment report and preliminary designs of the central market, which is already on display in the entry to the market.
Choli says Tororo market is among other 13 markets that include Wandegeya, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Lira and Mpanga that are on the first phase of the project. Markets on the second phase include Mbarara, Arua, Entebbe, Moroto, Tororo, Kasese and Masaka.
However, in September 2010,High court Mbale blocked the multi billion projects pending the disposal of the civil suit filed against Tororo municipal council by Tororo public market tenants for trespass and causing a financial loss of Ushs 122m since 1995.
The suit filed by Mark Olinga, Raphael Owere Odumbi, Charles Musika and Sam Mulondo on behalf of 118 other tenants highlights the threat by the municipal to dispossess them of their land in the name of developing a modern market.