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Soroti Central Market to create 3,000 jobs

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 22nd November 2020 12:52 PM

The new market has 1,390 facilities, including stalls and retail stores.

Soroti Central Market to create 3,000 jobs

Soroti Main Market that Museveni is set to launch today. Photos/Video by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

The new market has 1,390 facilities, including stalls and retail stores.

President Yoweri Museveni is today scheduled to commission the newly-built Soroti Central Market in the heart of Soroti City.

Minister Magyezi at Soroti Market

 

The sh23.4b market is expected to create about 3,000 jobs for residents of Soroti, along the local trade and supply chain.

The new market has 1,390 facilities, including stalls and retail stores.

Inside the market. Photos by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

 

"Our target is the low-income earner to operate inside the market, including the vendors. Absentee landlords who may want to buy space have no place here," the Local Government Minister, Raphael Magyezi, told New Vision in an interview on Sunday.

The modern market has facilities for value addition to cereals, storage facilities, and cold storage chains.

One of the stalls

 

It will also be fitted with CCTV cameras linked to the area Police station, underground water harvest facilities capable of storing 500,000 lit resources, as well as banking, medical facilities, restaurants and office space.

A daycare centre has been created at the market for breastfeeding mothers to tend to their children while they work. 

 

According to Magyezi, the market is expected to boost development in Teso sub-region and Soroti in particular.

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