The business community in Gulu town has today expressed excitement at the launch of the construction of a modern market in the town saying it would earn them increased sales on completion.
Traders in Gulu town displayed a lot of excitement at the launch of the construction of a modern market in the town saying it would earn them increased sales on completion.
The project worth 15 billion shillings is funded by African Development Bank. Geoffrey Obura the Contract manager, ministry of Local government said similar construction is taking place in seven other municipalities and urban centers including Lira, Wandegeya, Mbale and Hoima. He said 19 other municipalities would benefit under the same program once the first phase ends.
Obura explained that the modern markets would have features comprising banking halls, daycare centre, pharmacy, clinics, Close Circuit Television, modern fie-fighting system, lock-ups and stalls.
The Gulu modern market project will be undertaken by Dott Services Construction Company for duration of 18 months.
Geoffrey Opio, the chairman of the Gulu Market Vendors Association said they were looking forward to improved business and increased sales upon the completion of the market. He said that he believes more buyers would be attracted to the market with the improved facilities.
Opio said they are presently experiencing low sales at the new sites where they have relocated to pave way for the development.
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Augustine Bujara, the Gulu municipality Town Clerk said he hoped the modern market would boost trade and provide a much needed ace-lift in the town that is seeking to gain a city status soon.
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