By Nathan Eyagu
Residents and traders of Soroti City have celebrated the reopening of the famous Amukaru Weekly market.
The market reopened yesterday 9th December 2021 following the pronouncement by the Minister of Health allowing weekly markets in formerly Covid 19 hotspot districts to reopen.
This reporter saw hundreds of traders and buyers turn up at the Amukaru cattle weekly market that operates every Thursday.
The reopening of the weekly market comes ahead of Xmas festive season and the reopening of schools early next month.
Patrick Ocen, popularly known as Olanya in Soroti City appreciated the government for opening the weekly market saying it will help boost household incomes of many residents in the City.
“We are not happy with some of the district leaders who wanted to have the market transferred to another location in a swamp not mindful of the outcomes, we shall remain here and wait for those who think that they can destroy our shades and force us out of this market, let all people come back and work, ” he added.
Samuel Elabu, the market chairperson appreciated the big turn up and called upon all people to come buy and sell items every Thursday.
Tonny Inaget, the LC1 of Aloet Central 1B East Division appreciated the health minister for accepting the request of the people of opening the market and urged the locals to observe the SOP’s and go for the COVID 19 vaccination.
John Baptist Emukoki, a Councilor of Aloet Ward in Soroti City East who was also in the market said that the market had hand washing facilities at all entries, security and appreciated government for opening up the market.