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City of Banjul
Friday, September 18, 2020

S/Kunda market vendors want more litterbins

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By Aminata Ceesay Located in a town of more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, Serrekunda Market vendors decried the lack of bins across the market to prevent indiscriminate dumping. The vendors said part of the reasons the market is losing attraction is because waste is not managed. Omar Jeng, a shoe vendor, said the poor waste management has reduced the beauty of the environment, adding that markets should always be kept clean. He called on the new government to provide them with dustbins. Amie Njie, a fish vendor, said: “We need a proper stall for our business, because we are dealing with food products and food products need to be hygienic for our health. The tables we used and the place is not encouraging at all. We want a proper place with a clean environment. In order to ensure that, we need the Government’s support to provide us stalls and help us to control waste by providing wastebaskets.” Josepha Duck, mobile phone vendor, said market place needs to be tidy but the place is full of waste products. “I think this is due to limited wastebaskets around. We need to do something about it. This market is one of the most visited markets by the citizens of the country and even tourists. So in order to main the attraction of the tourists and customers, we need to keep it clean. “I am urging the Government and all other stakeholders, especially National Environmental Agency to help in maintaining a clean environment, conducive for business.” Fatou Bintou Darboe, clothes vendor, blamed the market committee for not pushing their concerns to the KMC for considerations. She urged the Government to intervene and warned people against indiscriminate dumping in the market.]]>

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