KAMPALA – Authorities in Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality have announced the closure of Kabagarame weekly pork market in compliance with government guidelines to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Mr William Makune Abwooli, the town clerk, said the market will be closed for 32 days and asked the central division assistant town clerk to implement the directive.
“In a bid to curtail the spread of the deadly Corona Virus (COVID-19) that has plagued the entire world and in line with His Excellency the President of Uganda’s directive, stopping all public gatherings, Kabagarame Weekly Pork-Market is hereby closed for 32 days with immediate effect. You are directed to ensure that this directive is implemented to the letter,” Mr Makune wrote on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Copied in the letter are the Resident District Commissioner, Bushenyi District Chairperson, The Chief Administrative Officer, Municipality leaders, the Assistant Animal Husbandry Officer and The Chairperson Kabagarame Piggery Butcherers’ Association.
Over 2000 people turn up every week at the establishment to just eat pork and catch up. The market only opens on Saturday. Kabagarame is located about 350 kilometres south west of Kampala in Kayojo cell, Ruharo ward, Central Division, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality in Bushenyi District.
You can access it about a kilometer from Bushenyi town heading to Ishaka town. You might not see it because it is not on the road, so you must ask around when you get to Bushenyi town.