Mbarara: Traders move to purchase firefighting truck
Mbarara City Traders have resolved to purchase a firefighting truck.
The decision comes after a recent fire outbreak along Maj. Victor Bwana road that caused significant damage to Timber and Timber products worth billions of money.
Last year alone, the city experienced three fire outbreaks, destroying two schools and timber stalls.
In an interview with our reporter, Sezi Mweijuka, the Chairperson of Mbarara City Traders Association (MBACITA), expressed that traders and citizens have often blamed the losses incurred during fires on the delayed response of the police fire brigade.
He says that the association aims to raise over UGX 148 million to procure the firefighting truck within 90 days and every trader within the City is required to pay UGX 15,000 to meet this budget.
This initiative is expected to enable them to respond to fire incidents promptly and minimize damage.