Authorities in Gicumbi district have vowed to crack down on any local ‘bicycle’ milk selling businesses after a hygienic outcry from some customers.
Locally known as ‘abacunda’, the milk selling people say their families are likely to be greatly affected by the ban, since that’s where they get the daily bread.
“We are fine with our job, because it earns us some money. We collect milk from around here, a litre at Rwf200 and sell it at Rwf250, when we reach Kigali.” One of them said.
However, Muhizi Jules Aimable, the deputy economic officer said the district council came up with punitive measure against the business.
“It is prohibited to carry milk for a long journey because it gets spoilt easily; we only allow taking it to a collection centre.” Muhizi said.
There are currently 13 milk collection centers in the district that were constructed with the support of Rwanda Diary Development Project (RGGP).