Officials at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have issued a warning to traders in various markets to comply to the Presidential directives on social distancing lest they risk closure of their markets.
“KCCA reminds the remaining sections of Kalerwe market, the orange section of Nakaseero market, the fish section of Busega market, section of Kasubi market near the Kawaala- Kasubi junction and Nakawa market to comply or risk closure,” reads excerpts of the statement.
The statement follows public outcries on congestions in Kalerwe, Nakaseero, Busega, Kasubi and Nakawa food markets something which has prompted KCCA to issue closure warnings to vendors unless they abide by the directive.
|Buyers sorrounding fruit points in one of the markets in Kampala|
Accordingly, vendors are required to maintain a 4metres distance from one another. However, this is never a case in different food markets.
President Museveni gave green lights to food markets and food stores/shops to remain operating during the ongoing corona virus lock and asked operators to maintain a 4metres social distance and other Standard Operational Procedures.
The President made the directive on Monday night as he addressed the nation on the new directives in the fight against the spread of Corona virus.