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Museveni Asks Wakiso To Support Fourways

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th October 2003 03:00 AM

President Yoweri Museveni has written to the Wakiso deputy resident district commissioner, directing the district council to allow Kasenyi landing site to be developed by the Fourways Group of Companies.

President Yoweri Museveni has written to the Wakiso deputy resident district commissioner, directing the district council to allow Kasenyi landing site to be developed by the Fourways Group of Companies.

By David Muwanga
President Yoweri Museveni has written to the Wakiso deputy resident district commissioner, directing the district council to allow Kasenyi landing site to be developed by the Fourways Group of Companies.
“He has written to me advising that the district local council of Wakiso to leave Kasenyi market so that the investor, (Fourways) continue to develop the area as per European Union (EU) set standards,” deputy RDC Charles Bazimbwa said in a letter he read out at a meeting on Friday.
He was addressing the members of the district council led by the LC5 chairman, Eng. Ian Kyeyune, to resolve a row surrounding management of the landing site.
The meeting was held at the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) offices and chaired by Dr. Maggie Kigozi, the UIA executive director.
The landing site was acquired by Mukoni Farmers after the EU banned fish exports from Uganda in the late 1990s. The company then transformed the site to standards acceptable by the EU. As a result, a small market developed and taken over by the local government.
This jeopardised the Fourways venture, because the EU believes the market would pose a renewed risk to the hygiene of the landing site.
“We have modernised the landing site according to the Fish Quality Assurance Rules of 1998, we have also purchased a cesspool emptier for sewerage draining and are in advanced stages of constructing fish-handling jetties as required by our exporters,” Fourways managing director M.N Thobani he told the meeting .
Mukoni Farmers a subsidiary of Fourways who owns the mailo land on which the market is located modernised the market as an additional requirement.
Thobani said the company has constructed the market, lock-up shops, restaurants, an incinerator for polythene paper and facilities for garbage disposal.
Local government permanent secretary, Vincent Ssekono, said any further market activities should be discouraged.
“Now that we have resolved to phase the market out of the site, we should avoid any activity that will lead to Uganda’s fish to be banned again from the European market, the EU inspectors are soon coming and might find our sites dirty which is not good for our fish exports,” Ssekono said during the meeting.
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Museveni Asks Wakiso To Support Fourways

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