Garki Market: Consumers Advocate Hygienic Environment.
As populations increase, human beigns on the other hand have become more connected with their environment through global communication, commerce and transportation, that also increases their interest. The desire for a clean environment represents a powerful sense of destiny and hope for the future.
This Special Report highlights the benefits of a good marketing environment as we sample the opinion of consumers in the Garki International market situated in the Federal Capital Territory.
“Toxic.” It’s a word often used to describe the food environment in many parts of the world. Most times the food itself is safe to consume, but the world in which some consumers live makes choosing healthy food very difficult and unhealthy food very easy.
In an interview with some raw food consumers in the market, some of them expressed their displeasure over the state of the environment noting that “refuse were dumped close to the food stuffs such as vegetables and meat which could be hazardous to health”.
While some others said “a good part of the market is clean”.
Another Consumer who said she prefered buying food items in the market because of the convinience, called on the Abuja Environmental Board to ensure that the environment was clean at all times for consumers and other users of the market.
Man cannot live and survive amidst waste. A clean environment that includes clean air, water, land and energy, is essential for human existence, conducting business and creating wealth. These components must be sustained through conservation and proper management. Additionally, by-products of human activity should be separated from man at the sanitary level.