Following President Museveni’s directive to avoid public gatherings in Uganda for 32 days as a measure to reduce ‘concentration’ centres for the spread of the deadly pandemic, coronavirus, pork lovers are cursing the disease.
Renown weekly pork market, Kabagarame, is also feeling the pinch after the Town Clerk of Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal Council ordered for a temporary closure of the market for 32 days.
Kabagarame is about a kilometre off the Bushenyi-Ishaka highway and is known for preparing delicious for the folks in western Uganda and visitors from other areas.
The market runs every Saturday and revellers have been enjoying fried pork and local millet “kalo” at the spot for a very long time.
“In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has plagued the entire world and in line with H.E the President of Uganda’s directive stopping all public gatherings, Kabagarame Weekly Pork Market is hereby closed for 32 days with immediate effect.” William Makune Abwooli, the Town Clerk said in a letter we have accessed.
The notice that is dated today was addressed to the Senior Assistant Town Clerk and it beseeched the Assistant Animal Husbandry Officer, the Chairman of Kabagarame Piggery Butchers Association to ensure compliance to the directive.