Some vendors in Lira main market are threatening to stage a demonstration protesting the poor hygiene in the market.
Some vendors in Lira main market are threatening to stage a demonstration protesting the poor hygiene in the market. The vendors are concerned that sewage flows through the market saying that it has affected their business.
They claim that no one can eat or drink along Lira Main Street as fast-flowing sewage floods the jam-packed street. Santa Ajok, a potato dealer says they have been suffering with the re-current overflow of the sewage for the past two weeks but no body has come to their rescue.
Ajok alleges the heavy stench from the sewage has chased away their customers. Patrick Okello, a boda cyclist who operates next to the market says that this is the second time in two weeks that they are experiencing the problem.
In addition to the sewage, Okello says that the uncollected heap of garbage in front of the market has worsened matters. Morris Odung Omara, Mayor Lira Municipality has promised to engage their partner, National Water and Sewage Corporation to address the problem.
But Paul Omoko, the Town Clerk Lira says that the problem got out of hand after unidentified people stole 17 manhole covers.