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Bombshell! Popular Kabagarame pork market up for sale

Bushenyi’s Kabagarame market on sale. (PHOTO/File)

BUSHENYI – Mbarara High Court has ordered the auctioning of the land housing Kabagarame Pork Joint in Bushenyi District in what could spell the end of the popular eatery in western Uganda.

According to a directive issued by Mbarara High Court Deputy Registrar Amos Kwizera on Friday, Best Associated Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs should within 30 days sell the land on which the pork market sits as well as other properties belonging to Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality so as to pay a Shs187m debt.

The money accrues from a court case the municipality lost against  Mr Manfred Muhumuza and others in a battle over ownership of land currently housing a taxi park.

In an interview at the weekend, the town clerk, Mr Didas Muhanguzi, said he was aware of the court order and said the municipal authorities are trying their best to raise  the money.

He added that the municipal council recommended they should pay off Mr Muhumuza and his colleagues but are yet to find the money.

The impending sale of the market land is bad news to over 2000 people who turn up every week at the establishment to eat pork and catch up. The market only opens on Saturday. Kabagarame is located about 350 kilometres south west of Kampala in Kayojo cell, Ruharo ward, Central Division, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality in Bushenyi District.

You can access it about a kilometer from Bushenyi town heading to Ishaka town. You might not see it because it is not on the road, so you must ask around when you get to Bushenyi town.

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