President Yoweri Museveni has fulfilled a pledge of two lorry trucks to market vendors and farmer groups of Lamwo district.
The two brand new TATA trucks registration number plates UBH-747T and UBH-748T each worth over 160 million Shillings have been handed over to members of Padibe Main market vendors association and Palabek market vendors Association.
While handing over the trucks, the Relief and Disaster Preparedness Minister Hillary Onek stressed the need for the vendors to embrace unity if they are to succeed economically empowering themselves, their households and the country.
The Chairperson of Padibe main market vendors Dorine Acayo expressed excitement that development will help them bridge the transport gap that they were grappling with in hiring private trucks.
According to Acayo, the vendors have been spending more than 3 million Shillings each time to hire private trucks to transport their merchandise from Gulu and Lira which has paralyzed their businesses.