Poor san­i­tary con­di­tion of Tip­per Garage mar­ket wor­ries res­i­dents

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Nana Ya­haya

Some traders have ex­pressed con­cern over the poor san­i­tary con­di­tion of a mini mar­ket at Tip­per Garage, Gwar­inpa.

They said the mar­ket was now filled with filth and im­pass­able dur­ing the case dur­ing the rainy sea­son.

The grind­ing sec­tion is mostly un­kempt while a refuse dump also con­trib­utes to the bad stench around the mar­ket.

A res­i­dent, Ha­jiya Ra­matu Bukar, said “I find it dif­fi­cult to en­ter the mar­ket be­cause it is now very con­gested and dirty. The grind­ing sec­tion, which is close to my house, is now rough.”

She said de­spite the poor san­i­tary con­di­tion, traders’ charged more on their goods.

An­other res­i­dent, Ha­jiya Maryam Ibrahim, said the un­hy­gienic con­di­tion of the mar­ket could con­tam­i­nate food­stuff, es­pe­cially items brought for grind­ing.

The grind­ing sec­tion at the mar­ket is usu­ally dirty while the grinders dug a hole where wastes is trapped. The hole, res­i­dents said, oozed bad odour be­cause it was open and stag­nant.

The chair­man of the grinders at the mar­ket, Ab­dul­lahi Alka, said his mem­bers had dif­fi­cul­ties chan­nelling sewage out of the mar­ket due to the ab­sence of a proper drainage sys­tem.

He said the sit­u­a­tion had made them lose some of their cus­tomers be­cause most peo­ple were not com­fort­able with the en­vi­ron­ment.

He ap­pealed to the area coun­cil to con­sider their plights as most of them have no other means of earn­ing a liveli­hood.

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