TRADERS at the Dar es Salaam International Fish Market have appealed to Ilala authorities to avail the market with enough water supply and cleaners in order to help improve the hygiene services.
Speaking in an interview, a trader identified as Hassan Kibambe said the hygiene situation at the market was not encouraging.
He said the market lacks enough water especially in washrooms where people are compelled to tap water from far.
Apart from water shortages problem, the market is also dirty due to limited cleaners, stagnant polluted water which threatens the health of customers and traders at the market.
He hailed authorities for controlling the sale of illegal fish at the market saying fishermen and traders were now strictly obeying the laid down procedures.
A trader identified as Aisha Selemani said the market has imposed multiple charges which poses a threat to their businesses.
“The municipal need to help us so that we conduct our businesses in a conducive environment,” she said adding that the facility also needed a facelift to meet international standards.
The fee charges at the Dar es Salaam International Fish Market has increased to Sh10,000 per head from Sh6,000 which is pad every two weeks.
Statistics show that the market that attracts direct and indirect jobs to more than 50,000 people daily, has been collecting about Sh30m monthly, up from the previous revenue of Sh18m.
However, analysts say the amount remains peanuts compared to the volume of trade conducted daily at the market, indicating that there was still ambiguity in revenue collection.