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Gatimba Market in Kisoro to be Closed Over Poor Sanitation

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The Kisoro deputy Resident District Commissioner Robert Tukamuhebwa has given the Kisoro Municipal authorities a deadline of one week to ensure the sanitation in Gatimba market is properly managed or it will be permanently closed down.

While speaking to Our Reporter, Mr Tukamuhebwa said he conducted an inspection visit to Gatimba market with some Municipal authorities and found the place in bad condition.

Gatimba market, opposite DFCU bank is one of the major markets for food including Matooke from Ntungamo, Irish potatoes and vegetables.

Tukamuhebwa says if the market conditions are not improved within one week, his office will close down the market before an outbreak of a disease.

Kisoro Mayor Richard Ndyana says all businesses in Kisoro must do their best to ensure personal hygiene and not wait on Municipal authorities.

He said the Municipality is committed to finding a lasting solution to hygiene and sanitation in Gatimba market.

A section of Grasshopper catchers in Kisoro Municipality have confessed to using deadly insecticide to kill Nairobi flies and not grasshoppers.

The comments come following growing concern among consumers of people eating the delicious grasshoppers and ending up vomiting or getting diarrhoea

A major dealer of the grasshoppers who preferred anonymity said they use the insecticide during the day to kill Nairobi flies and not grasshoppers.

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The dealer mentioned Bunagana is where they use insecticide on grasshoppers but we were unable to verify the claims.

The grasshopper dealers also said the biggest challenge they face is illegal taxes from the municipality and UMEME threatening to disconnect their lights even after paying money.

Dr. Emmanuel Mfitundinda of Touch to heart Medical said medical workers need to do more research to find out why more people are getting sick when they eat grasshoppers.


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