Vendors at the Serrekunda Market have called on the Barrow Administration to come to their aid with the provision of a borehole, the rehabilitation of their taps and mend leakages in key areas in order to ease the lack of water supply and other amenities to ease their operations in the biggest market in the country.
Speaking to this paper, the president of the Serrekunda Market Committee, Mr.Sainey Faye explained in detail the various constraints that market vendors are facing, giving priority to the present health facilities in the market which he described as appalling especially now that the rains are in full swing.
He noted that sanitary conditions at the market are extremely poor as sewage spills in a number of places thus reducing the number of vendors in the market especially at the former taxi car park. He described the area as a health hazard that needs immediate intervention.
Mr. Faye went further to explain that, lack of water in the market has considerably affected their work. Without water he added vendors can’t even perform ablution to do their prayers, nor use the toilet and the market car park has been closed for days, making it difficult for vendors to transport their produce and merchandise.
Report by Tumani Baldeh