Following a protest by market vendors regarding the prolonged lack of water and power, Soroti City market has finally regained access to these essential utilities. The prompt action taken by the Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Peter Pex Paak, helped resolve the situation, providing relief to the affected vendors.
RCC Peter Pex Paak swiftly intervened by visiting the market to address the concerns of the vendors. He assured them that he would personally communicate with the relevant authorities responsible for water and power supply to ensure a prompt resolution. His proactive approach aimed to alleviate the vendors’ distress and enable them to resume their regular business operations.
Paak identified Conlog company as the source of the problem, citing discrepancies in the funds remitted to the city council. He highlighted that the company collected more money from the vendors than it remitted, leading to the prolonged water and power shortage at the market. Paak’s statement emphasized the need for financial transparency and responsible collection and remittance practices to avoid similar issues in the future.
Returning to Business as Usual:
While efforts are underway to address the underlying financial concerns, RCC Peter Pex Paak urged market vendors and residents to resume their normal business activities. He assured them that the city authorities would continue their follow-up on the matter to prevent such disruptions from occurring again. By encouraging a return to normalcy, he aimed to restore confidence in the market’s operations and ensure uninterrupted services for the vendors and customers.
The restoration of water and power services at Soroti City market comes as a relief to the vendors who had been severely affected by the prolonged shortage. The prompt intervention by RCC Peter Pex Paak and his commitment to addressing the financial discrepancies have played a crucial role in resolving the issue. With normalcy returning to the market, vendors can now focus on rebuilding their businesses and serving their customers without the hindrance of water and power scarcity. It is essential for ongoing efforts to ensure financial accountability and transparency to prevent such challenges from recurring in the future.