In June this year, while announcing the second nationwide lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni closed livestock markets across the country as part of the measures to contain the second wave of the pandemic.
Frequent handwashing is being implemented world over as a basic protective measure against the new coronavirus disease. According to the World Health Organisation, washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses and can prevent coronavirus from spreading.
Fred Kakuru is one of the vendors who abandoned Kiyanja market for street vending. Currently, Kakuru sells his merchandise at near Mbarara Independence Park. According to Kakuru, he opted for street vending since business wasnt doing well in the market.
Traders at Kagunga market in Ikumba sub-county have been left without toilet facilities after they were barred from using a council toilet built on private land. The toilet had been built as an emergency measure on Valeriano Muheirweâ€™s land.