The facility operates in a very unhygienic environment with dilapidated public pit latrine which is full to capacity which is forcing people answer nature's call whenever they find, a swarm of flies and a heap of garbage is what welcomes one to the market which serves over 3000 people.
The Resident District Commissioner of Pallisa
district has threatened to close Pallisa town council market because of
it's appalling situation.
The market which serves over 3000
people operates in a very unhygienic environment with
a dilapidated public pit latrine.
This is forcing
people to answer nature's call where ever they find attracting a swarm
of flies. This puts the lives of people who operate in this market and
their customers at risk of contracting diseases.
URN tried to access the toilet to verify its state and found
it in a horrible state. It was full to capacity but people still go there.
There is no water that the users use to wash their hands after visiting the
Kyeyune Sseyonjo, the Pallisa District Resident Commissioner
said that the unhygienic conditions in the market and Paliisa town in general
He said the only solution to this problem will be closing the market since he has engaged the authorities of the town council
to ensure the cleanliness of the town.
//Cue in: “Poor hygiene and sanitation
Cue out:..of dirty place.”//
Vendors say the public toilet has been in that bad state for the last three
years and that the authorities in the municipal council have ignored them.
Aisha Kawala, who operates a fresh foods stall and has been in
the market for the last seven years says that the situation has been like
this for as long as she remembers and it worsens during the rainy season.
She said that the bad state in the market has taken a huge
toll on her business because of the dirt and bad smell.
//Cue in: “Muno kale ela obuchafu
Cue out:..town eno yona yona.”//
Jalia Ntambi, another vendor operating a restaurant in the
market says people operating around the taxi park and the market all use this
same public toilet which puts their lives at high risk of contracting hygiene
//Cue in: “E’toi inchafu
Cue out:..tutaka mutuyambe.”//
Yusuf Nzomu, the Mayor Paliisa Town council acknowledged the
bad state of the market and said that the political wing of the town council is
also irked by the situation saying that there is poor supervision from the town
clerk and his team.