The Buyaga East and Pan African MP Eric Musana Acaali has dished out over 4.2M shillings to traders in Kagadi market during his tour of the area to find out challenges faced by the vendors.
According to the legislator, the financial support that was extended to the eight savings groups for the market vendors on Monday is meant to boost their businesses. Every beneficiary group received Ugx500,000.
He said he decided to directly support the traders financially in order to help them sustain their businesses so that they are able to stabilize their household incomes.
MP Musana advised the traders to always make records and accountabilities for their businesses for sustainability and growth.
He said the ownership disputes of the market land between the Kagadi self-help Project and the town Council authorities have frustrated the government’s efforts to construct and develop the market.
The legislator has however promised to cooperate with the UEDCL and Kagadi Town Council authorities to address some challenges in the market through construction of the stalls, generation of electricity, enhancing market security and addressing issues of high revenue.
The chairperson Kagadi market Edison Mbabazi raised some of the challenges faced by the vendors in the market that include high taxes, lack of electricity, destruction of their merchandise by rains and hot weather, calling for the government intervention.
He also applauded MP Musana for visiting the market to find out their challenges and for extending a direct helping hand to them as ordinary Ugandans.
The Kagadi Taxi park ward councilor Johnson Kirya calls for Kagadi self-help Project and Town Council authorities to resolve the ownership disputes of the market land so as to open room for its construction.
The beneficiaries commended Hon. Musana for supporting their savings groups also promised him support in the 2026 elections.