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Interview: Why Uganda Entrepreneurs need Luthuli Avenue Night Market

Luthuli Avenue Night Market is a night where entrepreneurs, overly dominated by the females, meet to showcase their products both locally made and imported and network.

The brains behind the night market include; Sue O’chola de Roy (proprietor of Casaderoy), Martina Wetaya and Rinah Wamagezi who according to Wataya, have been tirelessly working day in and out to ensure they bring out the much needed attention to Uganda’s creative industry.

According to Wetaya, the Night Market is aimed at enabling and promoting Ugandan creatives to sell and showcase their goods and services.

Just like other markets, the Luthuli Night market stands out from the rest and is a first of its kind that celebrates creatives, culture, food, music and community as they come together to dine and network as the items are being sold and marketed.

While speaking to Kampala Sqoop’s  Emuk Benjamen, Martina Wetaya one of the organizers of the Luthuli Night Market cited that the idea of the Night Market was informed by the need for creatives and entrepreneurs to come together to a one-stop center and sell their products and services.

The night was full of fun, great food, amazing business oriented enthusiasts as they chugged in drinks which flowed all evening long as they marketed their products and services accompanied by extra-ordinary live acoustic music.

Wetaya explained that the Night also creates exposure to a lot of people to sell off their own products and exchange business ideas to develop one another.

The Night Market held for the second time at Casa de Roy offers a venue, an African market offering exactly what entrepreneurs need so that people come showcase what they have, which happens every first Friday of the month.

On sustainability, Wetaya promised to make the night a big and better experience for the entrepreneurs and plans to take it beyond just Luthuli Avenue, “We are going to get this thing out there and not just Luthuli but all over Kampala,“she said.

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