Traders at the Burma three community market in Kenema city are calling on the Kenema City Council and NGOs to immediately come to their aid by providing facilities at the market.
The appeal was made by the vice-chairlady of the Burma Three Market Women Association Massah Kamara.
She said in an interview with AWOKO that traders are leaving the Burma three community market everyday in favour of other markets like the Gbomgbotor market and the main Fisheries market because they have improved facilities like stores and a cooling system to preserve perishable goods.
Kamara described the location of the market as a hideout adding it is one of the major factors responsible for the less attraction of traders and customers to the market
She described condition at the market as deplorable adding that most of her colleagues with whom she started business are either on the run for failing to pay back their debts to their suppliers of perishable goods like fish and other vegetable products.
Massah blamed the handiwork of criminals within the area for carting away amenities provided for the market like pumps and other toilet fittings.