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Highway meat roasters urged on hygiene

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th December 2009 03:00 AM

People selling meat on highways should improve their working conditions, the director of the national enterprise corporation, Fred Mwesigye, has said.

People selling meat on highways should improve their working conditions, the director of the national enterprise corporation, Fred Mwesigye, has said.

By Abdulkarim Ssengendo

People selling meat on highways should improve their working conditions, the director of the national enterprise corporation, Fred Mwesigye, has said.

He was on Thursday addressing traders in Sanga town on the Mbarara-Masaka road.

He described as ‘unhygienic’ the conditions of people selling roasted meat on sticks.

“I have always been concerned with the hygiene and conditions of Ugandans, especially those selling roasted meat on highways,” he said.

He appealed to the traders, who are mainly selling meat, ghee and vegetables, to form associations.
Mwesigye promised to mobilise support for the traders to improve their working environment.

He suggested that clean spots, where people who are travelling can sit for refreshments, be established on highways.

Mwesigye said this was done in developed countries like Iran and America.

He explained that stopovers are established, where people on buses get something to eat.

The problem, he added, was that Ugandan bus drivers do not give passengers enough time to buy what they want.

Mwesigye said this makes meat sellers overcrowd buses with unhygienic sticks of meat.

He appealed to all stakeholders to unite and improve the working conditions of low income earners.

Mwesigye also noted that the Government had established sufficient legislation to deal with food hygiene. He, however, said the various stakeholders do not implement the law.

Highway meat roasters urged on hygiene

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