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MPs want policy on market tenders

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd September 2007 03:00 AM

MPs have asked the Government to come up with a policy on market tenders.

By Mary Karugaba and Apollo Mubiru

MPs have asked the Government to come up with a policy on market tenders.

Speaker Edward Ssekandi yesterday said the absence of a policy had caused many wrangles in Kampala city.

“We will be suffocated by petitions on the same issue. The Government should come up with a policy to guide the authorities on how to handle market disputes,” he said.

MPs said the tendering process lacked transparency.

They made the remarks after the Speaker received a petition from the Nateete Market Joint Vendors Association, complaining about the unclear tendering process of the market by Kampala City Council.
The petition signed by over 45 vendors was presented to the House by Rubaga South MP Susan Nampijja.

There have been wrangles over the control and ownership of the market because the council announced that two title deeds had got lost.

As a result, it delayed announcing the winner of the bid to manage the market for over month.
The vendors asked Parliament to halt the tendering process until the issue was investigated.

MPs want policy on market tenders

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