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Poor Sanitation in Lira Bus Park Endangers Passengers, Occupants

Nancy Ayugi, a food vendor at the park says the garbage problem has greatly affected them since customers have chosen to eat from outside the park because of the smell of the area.

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The sanitation situation of Lira bus park remains wanting, subjecting the public to health risks arising from heaps of rotting garbage within the drainage channels across the park.

The chocking garbage results from reckless disposal polythene containers, pieces of clothes and food remains from hotels and restaurants into the water pathways.

Nancy Ayugi, a food vendor at the park says the garbage problem has greatly affected them since customers have chosen to eat from outside the park because of the smell of the area.

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//Cue in: “Ngwec yugi moro…

Cue out: kede customer wa.”//

Michael Ojok, a dealer of ox-ploughs at the park said all their efforts to have a clean area has been futile since people walk in and out of the park, disposing garbage anyhow, a habit which he says has greatly affected his business as well.

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//Cue in: “With a deep…

Cue out: …tired of complaining.”//

Ojok blamed the authority of the bus park for not reaching out to their community they leading to sensitize them about the benefits of having a clean environment. 

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  //Cue in: “We have to…  

Cue out: …quiet about it.”//

  However, Robert Okello Ayo, the Assistant Town Clerk for Ojwina division attributed stingy environment to little revenue collected from the park which makes it hard to maintain the area.

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//Cue in: “But the challenge…

Cue out: …have been vandalized.”//

Ayo advised the business community within the park to arrange dustbins or sacks at their points of operations to enable easy collection. 

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//Cue in: “we don’t want…

Cue out: …very bad mentality.”//

Meanwhile Bernard Anyeko, the chairperson Lira Urban called upon the city garbage committee and responsible authorities to see to it that the park is kept clean. 

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