RUKUNGIRI- Rukungiri central market venders have decried low sales on Christmas day turning down their expectations of the day.
Vendors had stocked up for the Christmas festivities with anticipation for bumper sales in the season.
Last season, vendors stocked heavily which turned to be positive in terms of sales hence raising their anticipation for the 2020 festive season.
Unlike other Christmas days, the day kicked off with rain in the morning that lasted for an hour posing their day sales of which many vendors had reported low sales on Christmas Eve.
Pricilla Kyomugisha a vendor operating in Rukungiri central market says they would make sales on Christmas Eve and fail to even work on Christmas due to lack of stock unlike this year were their sales drastically reduced in spite reduced prices of the commodities.
“It’s unfortunate that today I have worked because every Christmas i am always home preparing meals for my family but I think you can see even rain disrupting the day.”- Priscilla added
Mackline Mbabazi another vendor attributed low sales to COVID-19 and increased transport costs that led many fail to travel from Cities to their villages.
Wilson Twinomujuni now says he is worried of the financial constraints a head of venders following the financial input that targeted this festive season.
A kilogram of tomatoes is now at UGX 2500 from UGX 4,000 last season, a kilogram of onions is now at UGX 3,000 from UGX 4,000 last season, Watermelon is at UGX 15,000 from UGX 20,000 last season, a kilogram of carrots is at UGX 3,000 from UGX 4,000 last season and a kilogram of green papers is at UGX 3,000 from UGX 5,000 last season.
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