Mbarara City Traders have resolved to purchase a fire fighting truck.
The decision comes after a recent fire outbreak along Maj Victor Bwana road that caused significant damage to Timber and Timber products worth billions of money.
Last year alone, the city experienced three fire outbreaks, destroying two schools and timber stalls.
Sezi Mweijuka, the Chairperson of the Mbarara City Traders Association (MBACITA), expressed that traders and citizens have often blamed the losses incurred during fires on the delayed response of the police fire brigade.
He says that the association aims to raise over 148 million Shillings to procure the firefighting truck within 90 days and per trader within the City is required to pay Shs15,000 to meet the budget.
This initiative is expected to enable them to respond to fire incidents promptly and minimize damage.