Vendors selling at the Serekunda Market have lamented that the heap of waste being dumped in the market is becoming problematic for them, calling on the government to bring back the cleansing exercise (set-settal).
They complained that people within the vicinity are indiscriminately dumping waste from their homes to the market, which they said is really disturbing them especially the scent emanating from the waste.
According to them, the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) used to come three or four days a week to collect the waste. This, they said, is not enough and thus called on the council to help them with security officers at the area to prevent people from dumping waste at the site.
According to one Alieu Kebbeh, a vendor at the Serekunda market lamented that their health was at stake because the air they are breathing was unhealthy as the scent coming from the dumpsite was very bad, considering that is the only place where they eke their livings.
He thus called on the Kanifing Municipal Council to intervene in order to prevent people from indiscriminate waste dumping.
Awa Sillah, a native of Bundung who sells at the market urged the government to help them with security guards at the dumpsite to prevent people from dumping waste at the area.
Other vendors at the area expressed similar concerns as they called on the government to bring back the monthly cleaning exercise, which they believed would help a lot in maintaining a clean environment and a healthier nation.
source daily observer.