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Vendors Shun Filthy Iganga Central Market

They claim that although they have forwarded numerous complaints to the district local authorities through their market leaders, no action seems to stem out of the appeals made. They are now demanding that government takes over the responsibility of rehabilitating the market as the case has been with several other municipalities.

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Over 1000 Traders have abandoned Iganga Central Market over  its poor conditions and the absence of  amenities. The traders  argue that the market with old unplanned stalls, has no running water, no storage facilities, no electricity supply and is often covered in a filthy stench.

They claim that although they have forwarded  numerous complaints to the district local authorities through their market leaders,  no action seems to stem out of the appeals made.  They are now demanding that government takes over the responsibility of rehabilitating the market as the case has been with several other municipalities.

Iganga central market has close to 2000 vendors who trade in different goods, but mostly human foods and house hold items.

Samuel Wafula, a fish trader re-counts the poor hygienic conditions within which the market operates.

“The drainage is poor, the structure has no latrine, and the garbage dumping site is seven kilometers away from the market,” Wafula says. As a result, vendors dump garbage and human excreta within the market, he adds.

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Shakira Naikoba, another trader says that the leaking roof at the market has become a serious threat to their businesses as they incur losses which would have otherwise been avoided.

Magidu Kabaala, the  director of Iganga Traders Association says that the authorities should renovate the market by constructing water borne toilets, a new water and garbage drainage system, garbage dumping site and stalls with better security and protection.

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Asuman Dhabasadha, the Iganga Central Division Chairperson calls for calm saying that the municipality has already set aside Ugx 24 million shillings to renovate the market.  Dhabasaadha assures vendors that the market will be renovated before August 2015.

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