Market vendors lament the lack of storage facilities


They expressed their concern to this outlet last week as this reporter was about to probe their (seller’s) reactions.

Mariama Drammeh, a fish vendor at the market, said she struggled because her fish spoiled when not sold during the day, adding that they had no place to store their produce.

She said the ice cream maker they have in the market is limited for all vendors and also affected by erratic electricity.

Oumie Drammeh, a vegetable vendor at the market, said the lack of proper storage facilities in the market has become a major challenge for vendors, saying there is no other place to keep their produce. .

Nyima Sambou, a bitter tomato seller, also expressed dismay when she challenged the Brikama Regional Council (BAC) on the reasons for paying daily taxes.

She said it’s a good time for BAC to put taxpayer money to good use and build a good storage facility for market vendors.

Seedy Badjie, a resident of Brikama, said the issue of storage facility in the market needs to be considered.

Isatou Nyassi, a market gardener, has renewed her call on the Gambian government to ban foreign garden produce from entering the country until Gambian produce is finished in the market.

According to her, if this is not done, commodity prices will be high and this will affect customers.


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