Vendors in Kasese Central Market are to get a two month’s tax holiday in the newly built market when it finally becomes operational.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni commissioned the Shillings 16billion market during his campaign trail in December last year despite this, the market is yet to open for business.
The Kasese Deputy Town Clerk, Kairi Kambasu, says they expect vendors to occupy the market by the end of this month.
He also says that they have finalized discussions with the Finance Ministry and vendor’s leaders on the operational guidelines.
He says that the municipality has decided to give the vendor’s a two month’s tax holiday since they have been struggling to get customers since they were relocated for the old market nine years ago to pave for redevelopment.
Kambasu however says not all vendors will return to the new market because of the need to comply with the physical distancing to contain the spread of coronavirus.