Vendors operating from Rukungiri Central Market Stalls and Bus/Tax Park lockups have been warned against paying landlords who demand rent exceeding December 2021.
According to the Rukungiri Municipality Commercial Officer Perry Owoyesigire, the landlords in question received the ownership lease of 30yrs which expires in December 2021 so that by January 2022 ownership revert to Rukungiri Municipal Council.
However, Owoyesigire disclosed that a section of landlords do not want to hand over ownership back to the Municipal authorities while some are trying to sell their stalls and lockups well aware that their lease is expiring.
He noted that others are trying to hire advocates to stall the transition of ownership.
Owoyesigire’s warning came after representatives from SYMBION COMPANY LTD Kampala the company contracted to reconstruct Rukungiri central market visited the Municipality from 1st to 3rd this month to survey the site.
The construction will start with the lower part which accommodates the charcoal stores and food stuff up to the dry food stores and the Bus/Tax park lockups will follow later as second phase.
One of the landlords, Kenzigye Geoffrey Tindarwesire however said that they will not hand over ownership up to when construction begins.
Rukungiri Central Market has 81 Stalls and 184 Bus Park lockups and the central market tenants were directed to occupy the newly constructed Katerera Market where as the traders operating from lockups are to occupy the recently re-developed sanitary Lanes.
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