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Owino market fire in 2011

·     Parkyard Market and St. Balikudembe Market, is Kampala's largest outdoor market with over 500,000 traders.

·     The Parkyard Market, established by traders as a secondary market in the car park of neighboring Nakivubo Market, has been a center of trade on second-hand items like textiles, shoes, bags, electronics, and tarpaulins.


Owino market fire in 2011

 February 25, 2009: Thousands of vendors wept after a monstrous fire gutted their merchandise at the Nakivubo Park Yard, a makeshift market in downtown Kampala.  The market had 3,000 stalls with 25,000 registered traders.

Owino market razed by fire in 2009

July 30, 2011: Owino park-yard market for the second time in a period of about two years was razed down by a fire and the cause was never established.

Owino market fire in 2009

April 7, 2013: At about mid-night on the morning of Sunday April 7, 2013, fire gutted Owino market destroying property worth millions of shillings.

Fire again burns down Owino market in 2011

December 04, 2013: The park yard market, at St. Balikuddembe formerly called Owino, went up in flames for the fourth time in as many years this morning. 

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