Market traders want Museveni to sign Markets Bill into law

Market traders have appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to sign the new market bill into law expeditiously.

This follows an annual general meeting (AGM) that was held at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel Tuesday by traders under their umbrella body Allied Markets and Allied Employees Union (UMAEU).

On behalf of the traders, Godfrey Kayongo, the general secretary of the union, begged for the President to sign the bill into law.

He said this would end market wrangles in both private and government markets.

"There is a group of people who have started fighting this bill because of their own interests. We ask the President to sign it so that it can become a law that will end the ongoing market wrangles," he said during the meeting.

The ceremony was attended by the Chairman General of the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU), Usher Wilson.

Leaders from different markets led by Dan Mubiru (Kireka market) and Ann Musinguzi (Kajjansi market) thanked the Workers MP, Margret Rwabushaija, who tabled the market bill in parliament for leading them through the process of enacting a private member's bill.

They also praised her for appealing to market vendors to unite through their Organisation to overcome challenges affecting them.

Source: New Vision

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