Poor sanitary condition of Tipper Garage market worries residents
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.