Africa-Press – Gambia. Fish vendors at Brikama Fish Market have accused the president of the fish market, Foday Manjang of ordering them to only sell more than two baskets of fish a day, as the Food Safety and Quality Authority closed the market over the unhygienic condition.
Sanu Sarjo, who spoke on behalf of the vendors, alleged that: “our president said we should come with only two baskets of fish,” adding “we all know it is not easy with us in this country this is why we want our leaders to help us out from this situation.”
“This is where we are working, and is where we earn our living, bringing two Baskets of fish into the market does not favour us,” she added.
According to her, the Head of State cannot do it alone this is why they are also trying at their level to ease the burden, adding “the order of the president of the fish market is not helping us and I call on the authorities to help intervene so that we can do our business accordingly.”
Responding to the allegation, Foday Manjang, president of Brikama fish market, denied the allegation, explaining that “When the fish market was closed by the Food Safety and Quality Authority, I begged them to allow each vendor to sell two or three baskets of fish from 6 am to 9 am, because people depend on fish for survival.”
“We all want something good for our country, and someone sensible will know that if fish is many in the market that is where we also benefit as a citizen,” he added.