The challenges facing the giant retail Kenya-owned Nakumatt supermarket in Uganda prove to be unending following the closure of Nakumatt branch at Metroplex mall which brings forth to an additional number of branches closed in the country.
The branch at Metroplex mall whose goods are being auctioned today was closed two weeks ago and right now, URA is auctioning out the goods to very many people who have turned up to buy them at cheaper prices.
It is also noticed that when this supermarket was closed, it had very many perishable goods and right now most of the customers are turning away from buying the auctioned goods because of the pungent smell from the perishable goods that were locked up inside the supermarket.
Two weeks back, URA ordered Nakumatt branches to be closed due to failure to pay up taxes and since then, they have not been in operation.
Nakumatt has since the year began closed some stores in Uganda. The first branch to be closed was the one in Mbarara but unfortunately, its closure brought more trouble as a government official who was housing it, sued the company for rent arrears.
It was then followed by the branches at Acacia mall, Village mall and Victoria mall.