Day Care Center Excites Wandegeya Market Vendors

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Mutesasira says the day care center is yet to be furnished adding that, they have approached some corporate bodies to provide the necessary facilities.

The establishment of a day care center at the newly commissioned Wandegeya Market has excited vendors. Mawejje Mutesasira, the chairperson Katale Zone in Wandegeya says the child care center is meant to cater for children below the school going age who are not allowed in the market. 

He says that it was envisaged that the children are taken care of in one place and prepare them for school as opposed to living them to loiter around the market and expose them to danger. Mutesasira says the day care center, will be under the management of the market leadership.

He says the day care center will be funded by contributions from the vendors at a fee that will be determined by the members. Mutesasira says the day care center is yet to be furnished adding that, they have approached some corporate bodies to provide the necessary facilities.

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Some of the vendors interviewed by URN are excited about the day care saying it was their suggestion that  a Day Care is provided on the newly constructed market. Robert Wamani says the day care will help mothers who can’t afford to pay for a maid to take care of their children at home in their absence.

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Jennifer Nantongo a vendor in Wandegeya market says they pushed for the establishment of the day care facility because it is difficult to get a maid to care take her child. Nantongo, a mother of a 6 months old baby says that she finds it so hard to leave her baby with a maid at home because she doesn't trust that she can take proper care of the baby. 

According to Nantogo, she hopes that when the market opens she will take her baby to the market day care where she can check on her from time to time. The Day care center, which is scheduled to open early next year, has four wash rooms, three study rooms and a play ground.
 
 

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.