Traders Union on hygiene and safety campaign: Ebola or not
Ebola or not; our local food trading/selling must be done in a very clean, hygienic and safe environment to prevent the community from contaminated diseases. This is why we are embarking on the control of traders who persistently sell local commodities in the streets, Bombali District Traders Union Organizing officer-Dolphin Maxwell Jerry Jnr. told this reporter. (Photo: Dolphin in the campaign and Marie APC volunteers)
It is very common practice for traders countrywide, to selfishly and stubbornly occupy the streets for their suitable sales of commodities. The traders are known to abandon many of the provided market structures meant for their conducive and safe sale.
Over the days, Dolphin has been preaching and sensitizing the traders and buyers on their safety and hygiene. He said, “selling items on the streets like palm-oil, salt, sugar, etc., can be hazardous for human consumption regardless the class”. He has been working in collaboration with the Municipal Police and a volunteer named Marie APC.
“We have started impounding and handing over their goods to the Municipal Police after series of sensitizations. And we are doing this as a responsible Union in that part of the country to forestall law/order ahead of the intervention of the central authority.” He opined that the Union of Traders will soon engage the Mayor of the Makeni City Council, Mrs. Sunkarie Kabba Kamara whose Council has just won the 2013 national performance award for what he called formidable composition on the hygiene and safety campaign.
By Alie Mozart
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