Rwebikoona Market Vendors Worry As Population Overburdens Available Toilet Facility

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In Mbarara, Business community operating in Rwebikoona market appealed to the Mbarara Municipal authorities to construct for them a new public latrine.

Rwebikoona market, one of the markets in Mbarara municipality has traders dealing in grocery, clothes and others items.

Over years, the traders have been grappling with poor sanitation in the market, especially during the rainy season.

Speaking to Mbarara Sun News reporter, the traders who preferred not to be mentioned by names, said they are unhappy to see that the market which has about 500 traders, is served by one public latrine.

The traders say the number of people in the market has increased, creating a need for another facility.

In November last year, a number of traders left the market, citing worsening sanitation in and around the market, as well reducing number of traders.

Our efforts to speaker to the municipal health officer were futile, as his known phones were all off.

The traders are angry that despite municipal collecting taxes from them, they have not taken strikes to address the issue of hygiene in the market.

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