Over 50 traders of the Mwanjari bi-weekly market in the Southern Division of Kabale Municipality have stormed Kabale district headquarters demanding to be allowed to operate.
Led by Teddy Tabaro the Mwanjari Market Vendors Association chairperson, the traders claim that other markets like Garage Street market commonly known as Owino and Kabale central market are operating, and that they too should resume work.
Tabaro says the Covid29 lockdown has hurt them severely and that some can hardly afford daily food.
She says their market has a gate and is fenced, and that they can also follow the guidelines put in place by Ministry of Health.
Responding to their concern, Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale LC5 chairman said the traders need to be patient.
He said the president only allowed daily markets and that Mwanjari market is a bi- weekly market.
He also says that the market brings in various people being that it’s not daily unlike the Central Market and Garage Street whose traders are known.
Mwanjari market is located along the Kabale – Katuna road operates on Mondays and Fridays.