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Nsenene Business Booms In Kampala

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Many businesspersons turn to trapping grasshoppers whenever the season comes.

Trapping Nsenene

These use of iron sheets, aluminum drums, flood lights that are often illegally connected to the national grid do help in trapping these delicious insects.

Nsenene business boosts in city spots like road sides, markets and parks.

Market dealers do their thing

These insects are so delicious that their consumers always wait eagerly for the season to come so that they can buy them in plenty.

After trapping these grasshoppers the trappers do sell them to the traders in sacks who later sell them to the market buyers.

Plucked grasshoppers ready for sale

According to Ali Magumba, one of the dealers in Nakasero Market, each sack goes for Shs 100,000 and it goes on reducing as they come in plenty.

In markets like Nakasero today morning, a sack cost between Shs 100,000-to Shs 120,000.

A cup full of well-plucked grasshoppers is at Shs 7,000, a fried spoonful costs Shs 500 and the “unplucked” range between Shs 1000 to Shs 2000 and these are put in polythene bags.

Cups used to measure as traders sell out

According to Angella Mudu, another dealer, there are women in the business of plucking off the insect antennae, legs, wings and they are paid Shs 500 per cup.

The pluckers too earn their day

“In a day, I can make twenty cups and go back home with some good money that helps me to buy home necessities,” Mudu says.

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