This morning, fishmongers were surprised to find police officers on MV Kalangala checking all the cargo before it is loaded. All travellers with smoked fish were blocked from accessing the ferry ship not until they surrendered the fish to security operatives at the docking pier in Lutoboka.
According to the traders, trucks parking along customs road block clients from seeing what is displayed in shops, breed insecurity, cause accidents and pause a serious health hazard as the truck drivers excrete in polythene bags and dispose their water drainage tranches putting their lives at risk of a cholera outbreak.
Thompson Obong, the Chief Administrative officer Amuru district says they recently received a budget execution circular from the Ministry of Finance halting the operationalization of the newly created lower local governments due to the lack of finances, yet the EC has gone ahead to gazette new electoral positions for there for the 2021 elections.
When our reporter visited the market, there was no single temperature gun at any of the three entrances to the market, very few people were washing hands at the hand washing point and even fewer were wearing face masks inside the market.
"Right now if you go to any nearby market, you will find greens brought from Mbale 250 kilometers away from Karamoja and they are very expensive," says Simon Lokol, a Science teacher at Kapkwata Primary school says.
Moses Nasaga, the Bukiise sub county LC III Chairperson is optimistic that the newly built market and spacious environment shall help eliminate accidents. He observed the sub county council has approved funds to rehabilitate the access roads that lead to the market.