Market and Agriculture Trade Improvement program (MATIP- II)

  • Period: 10 Dec 2014-30 Jun 2022
  • Partners: African Development Bank and Government of Uganda
  • Project Type: Agriculture and Rural Development

About this Project

The Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Project (MATIP) aims to boost markets in 21 municipalities and urban communities in Uganda. This intervention is based on the findings of a feasibility study commissioned by the Government of Uganda, in March 2008, to review and assess local markets’ infrastructure and functional status across the country. The study concluded that markets throughout Uganda are poorly managed, in a state of disrepair and overcrowded with merchants, which far outnumber their capacity. On the basis of this observation and following a request from the Government of Uganda, the African Development Bank approved a loan of UA 108 million in 2009 to finance the project’s first phase (MATIP-I). MATIP-I enabled the Government to rebuild seven major modern markets in Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Gulu, Lira, Hoima, and Fort Portal.

      MATIP-II is therefore an extension of MATIP-I and involves the reconstruction of 11 additional markets. This second phase focuses on improving marketplace infrastructure, adding value and facilitating trade (including capacity building) in nine municipalities and two urban communities located in the four regions of the country, namely Entebbe (Kitoro), Masaka, Mbarara, Arua, Moroto (Lopedru), Soroti and Tororo on the one hand, and Kasese, Busia, Kitgum and Lugazi, on the other hand.

      MATIP II will be executed over five years (2015-2020) at an estimated cost of USD 93.73 million.

          Arua Main Market

          A view of the western side of the Market

          Arua Main Market

          A view of the western side of the Market

          Arua Main Market

          A view of the western side of the Market

          Arua Main Market

          A section of the stalls

          Arua Main Market

          A view of the western side of the Market

          Arua Main Market

          The Clothing Section

          Arua Main Market

          A view of the western side of the Market

          Value Addition Facillity
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