Under the COVID-19 response interventions, FtF IAM is working with local organizations and market traders’ associations to increase their capacity, improve sanitation facility and equipment management and promote adherence to COVID-19 preventative measures in the marketplaces. This week:
- Forum for Kalongo Parish Women Association (FOKAPAWA), a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), collaborated with a regional health inspector and revenue officer to train 20 members (12 women)from the Kanpilianbar Market Vendor Association in Kaabong, Northern Uganda. The training focused on hygiene and sanitation practices that will reduce the spread of COVID 19 and other illness. The District Commercial Officer, Assistant Town Clerk and the Chairperson for the market vendor association were also hosted on a radio talk show to create awareness on hygiene and sanitation management.
- Mbarara Central Market Vendors Cooperative, supporting Mbarara Central Market and three (3) other markets in Western Uganda, conducted an inception meeting with 40 people in Mbarara City (23 women) including the Town Clerk, City Health Inspector, Commercial Officer, Market Master, and market sections leaders, who pledged their support. The cooperative also trained 25 vendors (16 women) on mask fabrication and plans to hold a project launch event where they will demonstrate hand washing practices, use of hygiene and sanitation equipment, and create awareness.
- Responsive Drivers Uganda installed six (6) handwriting facilities in Bardege and Layibi Markets in Gulu city, Northern Uganda, conducted a market cleaning day in Bardege Complex market in Gulu city that 574 market vendors (514 women and 3 PWDs) and the Division Speaker attended.