The suspension of roadside food vending in Mukono
municipality has hit hard those who have been depending on the services of food
The Health Ministry banned roadside food
vending to contain the spread of the corona virus pandemic, saying it would be
hard for the vendors to maintain proper hygiene yet they serve a huge number of
The roadside vendors sell snacks such as chips,
chicken, chapatti and beans among other fast foods.
URN has observed that some
of the roadside food vendors in areas such as Nasuuti, Wantoni,
Seeta, Kalagi and Mukono-Jinja-Bugerere junction have not been operating for
the last one week.
Only a few vendors selling fresh produce like bananas and
potatoes have remained in business.
Joseph Maganda, a porter at construction sites
is one of those who have been depending on roadside food vendors for his meals.
He told URN that he has spent two days on an empty stomach because of the ban
on roadside food vending where he would find cheap meals.
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Micheal Mugooli, a resident of Mukono Central
Town appeals to government designate proper and well supervised centers to sell
food to people without capacity to prepare food in their homes.
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The Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament,
Betty Nambooze is worried about government’s delay to supply food to such
He faults government for ignoring opposition leaders in the struggle
to ensure such people have access to food.
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The Mukono District Residents Commissioner, Fred Bamwiine
appeals to resident remain patient as government finalises the process of
distribution to them food.