October 25, 2020
October 25, 2020

COVID19: Why St Balikuddembe alias Owino Market is to be restructured


By Andrew Visper
The chairman of  St Balikuddembe alias Owino Market Godfrey Kayongo Nkajja  while speaking to this website said that today Thursday   most vendors selling second hand clothes had come to check on their goods in the market to asertain    whether they are in good condition or not. unfortunately most of them found out that their goods were either rotten or wet hence requesting for permission to sun dry them before taking them back in their stall a request which was granted by management.
Management and vendors also held a meeting and agreed on the way forward.
 ” we agreed that vendors work in shifts of three days in order to observe social distance and enable them to earn a living” Said Kayongo 
The chairman narrated that, the restructuring of the market is in sense of ensuring social distance of atleast two metres as recommended by health workers.
 “The new stalls will observe two metres which has not been the case before the pandemic broke out.” Said Kayongo
On the issue of floods in the market Kayongo told this website that they are as a result of the small trench built by the contractors of park yard.
Kayongo added that the floods destroyed many vendors property totaling to about 100million.
“We have started on a strategy to register the vendors names and NIN numbers to send them to those in authorities in request for help in terms of  some start capital.” Said Kayongo
Kayongo requested vendors to observe social distance and all ministry of health guidelines to defeat Covid19.
He also appealed to his excellence president Museveni to allow vendors to work again since they are committed to observe the ministry of  health guidelines and also  work in shifts.
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