Section of Kalerwe Market Reopened After Undergoing Renovation

A section of Kalerwe Market has been reopened for business after undergoing renovation in line with the presidential directives on containing the spread of coronavirus.

The market was closed on April 3 on the orders of Kampala minister Betty Amongi for failure to maintain the four-meter physical distancing as directed by the president to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Since then, the market leaders embarked on refurbishing the facility by opening up trenches, spacing stalls, putting up shelters and pillars.

On Monday, KCCA acting Executive Director Andrew Kitaka was impressed by the new look market and reopened Kajubi, Muluya, Freedom and Bivamuntuuyo markets.

Kitaka said the markets had successfully created spaces and were clean. He also urged the remaining markets to complete works and call KCCA for inspection before they can reopen.

Markets yet to complete re-arrangement of their stalls include Ssemuguwa, Farmers Hill and Ssennoga.  Kitaka told them to complete within two to three days.

The Kawempe Division Mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjogi thanked KCCA for reopening the markets and urged vendors to abide by government guidelines to avoid future closure.

He said they would maintain an earlier taskforce created by market leaderships to ensure that all markets abide by the set guidelines.

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