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Busenyi residents, MP protest against sale of pork joint

by Odongo Christopher

Several people including politicians, residents and pork lovers have staged a demonstration in Busenyi district the sale of the popular pork market dubbed Kabagarame.

This was after the Mbarara court registrar Amos Kwizera ruled last Friday that the land where the pork market sit should be auctioned in 30 days in order to recover Shs187m the local government owes to a one proprietor Manfred Muhumuza and others following a lost court case.

Busenyi town came to a stand still on Thursday as concerned residents marched to Kabagarame pork joint march against the sale of the popular hangout.

The protest began at 10: 00 am to midday from Kabagarame market through Kyeitembe and liberation road to the municipal council offices.

Ishaka Municipality legislator Gordon Arinda was the chief protestor, leading a legion of well-wishers who carried placards written on Save Kabagarame.

They claimed that, the auction of the pork market, a delicacy to many in the area would negatively affect the livelihoods of several people both directly and indirectly.

Over 2000 people on the minimum turn up at Kabagarame every week to just eat pork and catch up. The market only opens during the week only if there are special occasions like Valentine ’s Day or festive holidays.

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