MOYO. The proposed plan to construct a modern market in Moyo town council in Moyo district has excited the local residents.
The residents are optimistic that the market will boost business in the town council and the district at large.
This is after leaders in the district both technical and political agreed to offer 2 hectares piece of land belonging to Moyo district hospital for the construction of the proposed market.
Mr Benjamin Akuti, a resident of central 1 village in Moyo town council said the move will decongest the current market and boost business for both locals and people outside the town council.
He said once the market is put in place, the local revenue will also increase thus improving service delivery in the area.
Mr James Lali, another resident suggested that as the leaders think of constructing the modern market, they should also consider pushing for a Municipality status since Moyo town council has been there for decades with limited streets.
Meanwhile, Ms Joyce Teddy noted that the proposed market will create opportunities for people to engage in different businesses because the current market which was constructed for less than 150 people doesn’t have enough space to accommodate new market vendors.
According to Mr Williams Anyama, the Moyo district chairperson, the main aim of offering the land for the construction of the market is to create an enabling environment for people to do businesses for the development of the district.
He said once the market is done, it will be used as one of the tools to push for the municipality status because Moyo is one of the traditional districts since independence that has remained at the level of a town council.
Anyama observed that the land offered belongs to the government with clear supporting documents that are currently being used by the health department.
Mr Sunday Ovuyo Gad, the town planner Moyo town council said the land offered is adequate enough for the proposed market.
He added that the market will be constructed using modern standards with facilities like toilets among others.
Ovuyo said the current market space will later be turned into a mini tax park surrounded by lock-ups once the proposed market is completed.
The proposed market will be constructed using funds under Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) for refugee-hosting districts in Uganda and Development Response to Displacement Impacts Project (DRDIP).