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Mbale Central Market Goes a Week Without Power

Peter Wanzala, a fresh food vendor says most of their fresh products like meat and fish that need refrigeration have gone to waste due to lack of power.
09 Dec 2020 16:07

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Mbale central market has been in a blackout for the past one week without any explanation from the authorities drawing concern from the vendors. 

Anna Wamweru, a cloth ven dor in Mbale central market says the power blackout has cost them business since the market is dark.

According to Wamweru, it is difficult to walk in the market without power, which scares away their customers. 

Samson Wambette, a salon operator says he hasn’t worked for the past week due to lack of power.  

Peter Wanzala, a fresh food vendor says most of their fresh products like meat and fish that need refrigeration have gone to waste due to lack of power. 

He has asked the market executive to fix the problem immediately or else they stage a demonstration.  

Vendors Voices

//Cue in: “Like now…

Cue Out:...besekho masanyalasi,”//  

Yusufu Nsubuga, the General Secretary Mbale Central market has called for calm, saying some of the cables connecting to the market transformer got burnt.

He says some of the areas in the market have power, adding that they have notified Umeme about the problem.  

//Cue in:  “We have power….     

Cue out: ..............fully installed,”//

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