Mobile KADIWA store starts rolling in NegOr
NEGROS ORIENTAL, April 24 (PIA) — “This is what we need today to help both farmers and consumers through this ‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ as we face the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the province.”
Gov. Roel Degamo said this during the opening of the mobile market with farmers’ associations and cooperatives who brought their farm produce at the Capitol Ground, Dumaguete City.
This is to bring the market closer to residents in the middle of the ECQ in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Degamo hopes the Kadiwa will help “continue to slow down the spread of the disease as our people are in their respective homes while the mobile market is going around the barangays as well as in the towns and cities.”
Rosana Aldecoa of Brgy. Looc, Dumaguete City who came to the Kadiwa on Wheels said that prices of agriculture products such as vegetables sold in the Kadiwa store are reasonable because there were no additional price from middlemen.
“Before, when I was still growing up in Metro Manila in the 1970s to 1980s, Kadiwa products were really cheap. This is a very good move of the government. When I heard over the radio that there is Kadiwa, I hurriedly came here without delay,” said Rosana.
A happy and satisfied consumer, Rosana said she is assured that the products sold at the Kadiwa are fresh, as she observed that there is also enough space in the area and the buyers are able to practice social distancing.
The initiative of the Provincial Agriculturist Office, Department of Agriculture, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources is helpful to residents as farm products are affordable at a reasonable price, the governor said.
The ‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ will go around the following barangays in Dumaguete City: Bantayan, Lo-oc, Poblacion 8, Motong, Cadawinan, Camella Village in Candau-ay, Balugo, Talay, Junob, Bagacay, and Calindagan.
Kadiwa on Wheels is also set to visit Guihulngan City and Bindoy on April 22, Tanjay City on April 23, and Pamplona on April 24. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)