A Kubwor Special Auction day was held on 20th December 2020 allowing many people to do some last-minute shopping and bringing together communities from across Northern Uganda before Christmas.
It also allowed businesses to make last-minute sales which was a very welcome boost for economic activity in Kalongo town and its vicinity which have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown.
These monthly auctions usually take place on the 28th of each month and the last Kubwor auction took place on 28th November 2020.
Photos from Kubwor Special Auction
Arrivals and setting up
The market is organized in sections were similar commodities are sold at specific locations. For example, there is a food section of the market with a variety of food sold such as the fish and onions below.
Traders selling an assortment of goods
Bringing together communities
The Kubwor auction is also a social event bringing together communities from across various parts of Northern Uganda.
Obonyo Alex is The Kalongo Times, Bureau Chief, Kalongo Town Council. He currently serves on the Board of Governors at St. Charles Lwanga’s College Kalongo and on the Pader Abim Community Multipurpose Electric Co-operative Society Limited (PACMECS); a cooperative dealing with the distribution of electricity in the northern service territory. He is a member of the Board of Directors chairing its Finance and Human Resource Committee. Between 2016 to July 2018 he also served on the Board of Governors at St. Kizito Hospital Matany in Karamoja. Alex worked at Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital for 28 years (1990 to 2018), and for 14 of those years, he was the Hospital Administrator. He has a Masters of Science in Health Services Management and a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies. Obonyo Alex is also a local Kalongo businessman.