Catherine Kamwine, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner and District Security Committee Chairperson announced the ban on hawking and roadside vending on Wednesday so to as to reduce human contact.
Lyantondo District Security Committee has banned hawkers and roadside
vendors in an attempt to avoid the possible spread of Corona virus in the area.
Kamwine, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner and District Security
Committee Chairperson announced the ban on hawking and roadside vending on
Wednesday so to as to reduce human contact.
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She explains that in the wake of the presidential directives
on the closure of none food selling shops and stores, some people had evolved
into hawkers making home deliveries of different items, which is equally risky.
According to Kamwine, their studies have established that many of
the hawkers are opportunistic sellers who traverse several homes looking for
clients hence interacting with many people.
In his directives, President Yoweri
Museveni gave green light to Boda boda riders to make home deliveries of food
items, but Kamwine says some people are abusing the directive in Lyantonde.
Kamwine says the District Security Committee is
equally concerned about the hygiene levels of roadside vendors, especially
those dealing in roasted meat, maize and other foods stuffs.
She argues that
these don’t have proper handing washing facilities, something that exposes
their unsuspecting clients to the risk of infection including contracting the
She has instructed police to enforce the new
directive alongside all other directives issued by the president.
the Chairperson Lyantonde Vendors Association, says they intend to reach out to
the RDC to make her appreciate the dynamics of their operations.
He argues that they are strictly following the public
sanitation standards as issued by the district Health Inspector who regularly
monitors their compliance.