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Nakawa Market Vendors Receive Tarpaulins to Manage Rain Challenge

Speaking at the handover of the items to Kampala City Council Authority, Samuel Mabala, the country advisor Cities Alliance noted that through interaction with vendors, it came to their notice that there was a need to address the poor sanitation in the market.
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Vendors in Nakawa market have received as an assortment of items including more than 400 tarpaulins, 30 tents, water tanks and handwashing facilities, thanks to the European Union-EU. 

The donation is aimed at improving sanitation within the market. Uganda has been experiencing heavy rains, which affect markets with temporary structures like Nakawa. The market experience water logging and at worst flooding.

Speaking at the handover of the items to Kampala City Council Authority, Samuel Mabala, the country advisor Cities Alliance noted that through interaction with vendors, it came to their notice that there was need to address the poor sanitation in the market.  

He noted that ahead of full reopening of the economy, vendors would be at a high risk of contracting the virus in the absence of equipment like hand washing facilities.

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Wilberforce Ssebyala, who deals in the sale of fish in the market noted that rain is a very big challenge to them. Ssebyala explained that while tarpaulins can be of temporarily of help, the government should consider constructing permanent structures in the market.

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Joseph Mudhasi, the chairperson of the market vendors also noted that equipment like wheel barrows and spades would help solve one of their biggest challenges, which has been garbage collection.

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However, Justine Nambooze, a fruit vendor says that she would have preferred to receive capital to help them recover from the effects of COVID-19, which is her biggest challenge.

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