Vendors in Mbarara central market are protesting the worsening sanitary conditions in the market.
Some of the vendors are worried that poor sanitary conditions in the market may lead to an outbreak of Ebola and other communicable diseases such as Cholera.
Chris Rugemwa, a fish vendor, says the sanitary conditions in the market need urgent attention.
Rugemwa blames the poor sanitation on City health inspectors who have failed on inspection.
He says vendors don’t have enough dustbins to collect their rubbish, for proper disposal.
DonozioKibanda, another vendor, says Mbarara city council authorities need to take bold decisions and roll out daily cleanliness of the market.
The regional market accommodates 1,151 vendors operating in different facilities such as lockups, Stalls, pitches, food courts, restaurants, daycare, a police post, and a Sacco office.