A government initiative to boost food supply amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis rolled out in Kidapawan City on Wednesday, offering fresh fruits and marine products on mobile stores to residents.
The “Kadiwa on Wheels”, a joint project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) 12 (Soccsksargen) and the city government of Kidapawan, is currently selling food products at Kidapawan’s city plaza pavilion.
Mayor Joseph Evangelista said he has ordered the strict implementation of protocols, such as social distancing and wearing of face masks, among buyers at the plaza market.
“We must observe strictly the provisions of the enhanced community quarantine against Covid-19,” he said, adding that persons without the KQIP or the Kidapawan quarantine identification pass are not allowed to buy food supplies.
Consumers can buy at reasonable prices fresh products, such as eggs, vegetables, fish, chicken, and other food supplies, including fruits.
The “Kadiwa on Wheels” is tentatively open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Evangelista said a mobile “Market-Market” initiative at the barangay level is also being considered so that people in the villages rendered immobile to the city proper by the ECQ can also avail of fresh food supplies. (PNA)