A swam of big flies and a heavy stench from heaps of uncollected garbage dot the main road to Luweero Central market.
A swam of big flies and a heavy stench from heaps of uncollected garbage dot the main road to Luweero Central market. The garbage that has evoked anger from vendors has not been collected for two weeks, yet the heaps keep building by each hour. The garbage heap has cut off the road paralyzing the transportation of goods and customers to the market. Johnson Mwebe, a vendor says the cut off road is the main entrance to the market.
He says that several customers have shunned the market because of lack of access and poor hygiene. He says that flies from the garbage feast on the meat, fish and other items sold in the market which has forced their customers to flee it over health concerns. Allen Namusisi, another vendor says that the heavy stench and flies are not only a threat to customers but vendors who live near them for almost 12 hours a day.
She says that the vendors are at risk of catching diseases such as cholera unless the town council removes the garbage immediately. As a result, the vendors have given the town council, an ultimatum of one day to clear the garbage or else they dump it in the office of Charles Ssebyala, LC I chairman and Muluuta Mugagga, Luweero Town Clerk.
The vendors accuse the duo of neglect of duty. They have also vowed not to pay taxes if the town council fails to remove the garbage immediately. But Muluuta Mugagga, Luwero Town Clerk blames the vendors for failing to use the garbage skips provided by the town council. He says that the council has failed to remove the garbage because the only available waste disposal truck is faulty.
Mugagga says that they are hunting for funds to buy a new truck but their efforts have not yielded any results yet. He however promised to treat the concern of the vendors as an emergency and see to it that garbage is removed immediately.
uncollected heaps of garbage