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Joseph Maganda, a porter at construction sites is one of those who have been depending on roadside food vendors for his meals.
Market vendors selling roasted chicken at Namawojjoro markert in Mukono District.

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The suspension of roadside food vending in Mukono municipality has hit hard those who have been depending on the services of food vendors.

 

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 people. 

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 residents.

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.    

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