Market venders in Namwendwa market are in tears over the poor conditions they are operating in since the day they transferred from Namwendwa town to their permanent locality.
Venders say they are facing so many problems including rain during rainy seasons and sunshine during dry seasons but even if they cry out to their leaders they get no help from them yet they pay money every Friday
they added that they also pay excess money on latrine when they want to ease themselves of which they think it’s not a fear judgment on them.
When we contacted the concerned personals in each department they denied especially those on the toilet department saying that people are charged only 200/= but not 500/= as they announced.
Mudhungu Patrick a renderer of this market admits that venders are working in poor conditions but his bosses the chairperson LC3 and councilors promised him that in this financial year 2018-2019 they are to construct a shelter for them.
On the other hand Muslim community in this market also complain for not having a clear position on where they should take their prayers since even the home of some good Samaritan they have been using they were sent away as Imam Kisuule Musa explains.
However, Katawera Steven, the chairperson LC3 of Namwendwa Sub-County says that very soon the Muslim community will get a permanent place for their prayers.
Currently Namwendwa market is in an open play field without any shelter and when rain comes venders must run with their luggage for about ½ km to get where they can keep their things.