Commodities and services in the market

The commodities and services offered in the market are quite many and include the following among others;

  • Food staff
  • Garments
  • Meat
  • Chicken
  • Clothes
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Beddings
  • Restaurants

Nakawa Market

The market started with few traders and temporary infrastructure. Since , then the market has attracted an influx of traders who opt to do their business in the market. The numbers of customers also greatly increased as Nakawa Market is the only market in this part of the city.


Nakawa Market is located along the Jinja Highway within 4 kilometres from Kampala Town. Nakawa market is one of Kampala’s largest food markets in the Eastern part of the city. For decades, it has been an arrival point of fresh foods from Eastern Uganda and traders have grown its reputation into one of the main sources of Kampala’s food.

Ownership Of the market

The market is currently under Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) following a rift between rival groups who used to manage the market.