Summary of the Project Information

Project Code 1360
Project Title Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme: Project – 2 (MATIP-2)
Project Location The project is located in 12 Municipalities comprising of of Busia, Masaka, Kasese, Arua, Soroti, Mbarara, Entebbe, Moroto, Tororo,Lugazi, Kitgum and Kabale.
Executing Agency Ministry of Local Government:

P.O. Box 7037,

Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 256-414-347338

Fax: 256-414-250047

Project Financing The Project is Financed with Loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) and GOU as Counterpart funding.


  1. Project Background


The government of Uganda with support from African Development Bank (AfDB) and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) constructed and still constructing Modern Urban Markets in selected Urban Councils across the Country under Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP).The Development programme  is a Government of Uganda strategic investment in the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) involved in re-construction and improvement of Urban Markets across the Country.

Markets play an important role in the economy by linking producers of Agricultural Products and indeed other Goods and Services to the consumers. Most Markets in urban areas around the country were built way back in the 1940s and 50s and are in an appalling State, often characterized by poor sanitation and drainage systems old and inadequate infrastructure against the needs of ever increasing number of vendors.


Sector Goal

The overall sector Goal is to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth through enhanced commercialization of Agricultural Produce and other merchandise. Specific objectives include; improving Market place, economic and social infrastructure thus inducing incremental production and Marketing of Agricultural commodities,

  • Enhancing incomes of Vendors,
  • Reduce post-harvest losses
  • Increasing employment, customer satisfaction as well as increasing revenue generated by Local Government.


  • Project Description

The Project Is Implemented Under 3 Components as below;


  • Market Infrastructure Development

Under this Component, the following are the targeted infrastructure investments:


  1. Market Infrastructure: construction of lockups, saloons, secretariats services etc., warehousing and wholesale facilities; restaurants; stalls with lockers for food stuffs, groceries, clothes, shoes; stalls for fish (especially fresh) and meat, cold storage rooms and fish dressing rooms;
  2. Services- space for private service providers such as Banks/ microfinance institutions, clinics/ pharmacies and day-care centers;
  • Access and Grounds – paved distributor and access corridors, public parking/loading and off-loading areas, and enhanced landscaping within the market place;
  1. Health / Safety and Environmental – a system of fire hydrant points, firefighting, portable fire extinguishers, water supply, toilet facilities, solid and liquid waste disposal system.


  • Value Addition and Trade Facilitation
  1. Construction of mini-storage facilities before and after cleaning/grading activity including housing for the processing facilities of maize, beans and groundnut;
  2. Provision of five units of first level value addition equipment for cleaning, grading/sorting and de-stoning in Busia, Soroti, and Arua markets (2 units each for maize and beans, 1 unit for groundnut);
  • Establishment of quality control, management, grading and standardization systems;
  1. Provision of two high level processing facilities for maize in Busia and Arua Markets;
  2. Facilitate linkage of produce to agro-processing facilities under the Community Agricultural Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP), located around the market areas; Establish and promote use of market information systems to facilitate trade



  • Capacity Building and Project Management

Capacity Building: Training and sensitization of the Programme Facilitation Team (PFT), Government staff, the vendors and agro-processors, studies and consultancy services.

Project Management: Provision of vehicles, office equipment and furniture, administrative costs and staff salaries.


  • Programme Governance


2.1 Programme Governance Statement

Programme governance is the manner in which power is exercised in the management of the project. The project is committed to upholding high standards of programme governance.  The guiding pillars of governance under the project include:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Equity
  • Responsiveness
  • Integrity and Fairness
  • Collaboration and partnership
  • Participation
    • Programme Governance Institutions


  • The Inter-ministerial Policy Committee (IPC)


The Inter-ministerial Policy Committee (IPC) which is chaired by the Permanent Secretary of MoLG provides policy oversight over implementation. It comprises of Ministries’ Permanent Secretaries and Executive Directors of Government Agencies as follows:


  • Ministry of Local Government (MoLG);
  • Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED);
  • Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT);
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF);
  • Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD);
  • Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE);
  • Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MOTC);
  • National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA); and
  • National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS).



Programme Facilitation

The Programme Facilitation Team, headed by the National Programme Facilitator is responsible for the administration and management of the project and coordination at the national level with the IPC members and any other development partners. At the Municipal level, the Town Clerk, through a designated Programme Support Officer undertakes the role of coordinating the programme implementation in the Municipal, ensuring that the programme is integrated within the Municipal development plans and is implemented in a timely manner.


Members of the Project Facilitation Team

1 Ettedu J.J. Geoffrey National Programme Facilitator
2 Emmanuel Twinamatsiko Infrastructure Engineering Advisor
3 Grace Nanungi Financial Management Specialist
4 Farida Mukungu Programme Accountant
5 Eng. Denis Magezi Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 Eng. Pichan Cwinyaai Philip Infrastructure Engineer – Eastern Region
7 Eng. Mwebaze Emmanuel Infrastructure Engineer – Western Region
8 Lydia Karungi Senior Programme Officer – Community Development
9 Kamugisha Benson Programme Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation
10 Tuhirirwe Prossy Assistant Programme Officer – Community Development
11 Zurah Bwette Namulindwa Assistant Programme Officer – Community Development
12 Komuhendo Monica Assistant Programme Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation
13 Amutuhaire M. Briton Assistant Procurement Officer
14 Mayimuna Kendaba Senior Office Administrator
15 Clemence  Rwabuto Office Administrator


  • Project External Auditor

The project External Auditor is the Auditor General of the Republic of Uganda.