Market Infrastructure Construction Progress
As one of its key objectives to improve livelihoods in the pastoral communities within which it operates, the Regional Pastoral Livelihood Resilience Project (RPLRP) strives to improve market infrastructure to foster livestock trade.
For the four years of its existence, PRLRP, which is implemented in 12 districts in the country has rehabilitated and constructed various market infrastructures in the districts namely Abim, Amudat, Amuria, Bukedde, Kaabong, Katakwi, Kotido, Kumi, Kween, Moroto, Nakapiripirit and Napak.
In addition to the 12 Livestock Markets, the project is constructing 12 Slaughter slabs, 72 Community Crushes, 4 Holding Grounds, 7 Quarantine stations and 3 Check Border points.
All contracts for these infrastructure were signed in November 2018 and construction commenced immediately. It is projected by August 2019, communal crushes, holding grounds, border check points and slaughter slabs will be completed and market constructions will be above 60% completion.
For all these sites, ground breaking to offset construction was flagged off in December 2018 by the Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Sempijja at Nakiloro Cattle Market in Moroto District.