Sam Okello, the Assistant Town Clerk at Central Division says the municipality lacks funds to clear the water bill.
Lira Main Market Vendors are struggling to access water after it was disconnected due to an accumulated bill of 24 Million Shillings.
There is a privately owned tap located at the
West Wing of the market serving the entire market population and the neighborhood.
A 20-litre Jerrycan of water costs 300 Shillings.
Sam Okello, the Assistant Town Clerk at Central Division says the municipality
lacks funds to clear the water bill.
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The absence of water in the market has affected traders and their businesses.
Siddy Nyanga, who
operates a restaurant in the market, says that her business requires adequate water to wash her restaurant, utensils and plates.
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Jack Okello, who sells jewellery at the market, said their lives are at risk due to the bad stench caused by failure to clean the market.
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Tony Ojok, the secretary fresh fish section says that they can’t
operate without water because it is essential in cleaning his fish stall and wash the aprons.
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Odongo Barros Luis operating Agedi Butchery in the market
explained that they are always forced to buy water to ensure that their meat stalls are clean to attract more customers.
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Morris Ebong, the Lira Main Market General Secretary said the
water crisis in the market can only be solved when the accumulated bill is paid.
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