Vendors operating at the Supenaam Market have said that they are worried about their health. They say that they have to cope with the overflowing of sewage which has been flooding the inner section of the market for almost two weeks.
The toilets have also been overflowing for the past two months.
Marcia Basil, a councillor attached to the Supenaam Market, said that sewage continues to leak from the malfunctioning septic tank inside the market compound.
Basil added that both vendors and consumers are being affected on a daily basis and the existing situation if not dealt with immediately, will cause vendors to contract some illness and eventually force them to close down their stalls. Some vendors have already closed their stalls.
Although the problem was reported to the local Neighbourhood Democratic Council and the Region Two Administration, nothing was done to effectively resolve the issue.
Basil said that visits were made by the Regional Executive Officer and members of the NDC at Aurora.
Another vendor, Sandra, who operates a snackette, said that she cannot operate in the market on a regular basis, due to the existing situation.
She said each day she has to disinfect her stall and the surrounding area. She also spoke of the stench. Sandra, whose stall is closest to the septic tank added that she has to contend with the situation, since she does not have any other alternative.
An officer attached to the local NDC said they are aware of the problem and the NDC intends to address the issue.
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