Edita Komugabe, a fruit vendor in the market, says the prevailing situation exposes them to rape since the market even lacks security lights.
The bed set for A Vendor to sleep at night
Female vendors in Koranorya
market in Kakiika Division in Mbarara Municipality have expressed concern about
The women say much as
they are trying to implement the presidential directives to stay in the market
during the lock down, they fear for their lives because the entry points to the
market are open.
Edita Komugabe, a fruit vendor in the market, says the prevailing situation
exposes them to rape since the market even lacks security lights.
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Annet Kiconco, another female trader currently staying in the market, says they
are also exposed to mosquito bites.
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Gumisiriza Kyabwiso, the Kakiika Division LC
III Chairperson, says he
will soon install security lights in the market to make sure female food
vendors are safe.
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Eligarda Nyakato, a trader says they have complied with the presidential
directive to stay in the market as a preventive measure against the spread of
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Emmy Turyabagyenyi, the Mbarara Deputy Resident District Commissioner told URN
that they will deploy Local Defense Unit personnel to provide security to the
“We have LDUs so what
we are going to do is give them more security personnel on top of that they
have but let them sleep in the market,” he said.