By BOONA FM & APN Reporter
Several hundreds of residents from all walks of life yesterday thronged Itojo sub-county Ntungamo district to witness the opening of a new merchant market at Rwempiri village in Itojo sub-county, the leaders say is the first merchant market established in the area since 1946.
The market established by private individuals, the Ntungamo district local government, and the Western region mobile traders association was named Mabunu market.
Asuman Kigongo, the Ntungamo district vice-chairperson who is also secretary for production notes that there are many trade and business opportunities due to the increased population and production but can’t be utilized because of the absence of a market.
John Barigye, the founding chairperson of Ntungamo town expressed the need for more merchant markets as most of the markets established in the early days can’t meet the current demand and supply of goods to the willing population.
There were hundreds of revelers who turned up both for the merchandise and a music concert at the opening function of the market most in disregard of the COVID-19 standard operating procedures
The market which will be operating every Friday of the week shall be dealing in general merchandise however majoring in food products, meat, beef while Pork will have different stalls.
Muhumuza Denis Savimbi the Itojo sub-county LC V councillor told our reporter that the market is vital for the development of the area since it will provide a market for the product by the farmers.