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The Lusaka City Council (LCC) says 146 traders have been assigned trading space in an alley behind Munyaule Market, whereas 270 traders are receiving spaces behind BH Market, each measuring 3 meters by 2 meters.

This follows the recent demolition of makeshift stores and affected traders are systematically being allocated new trading spaces.

“Additionally, 220 traders are being relocated to trading spaces at Simon Mwewa Lane,” said LCC Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba.

Ms. Mwamba says the process will ensure that affected marketeers are  allocated temporal trading locations while awaiting final allocation in the upcoming modern market.

“Progress on the modern market construction is underway, with the contractor Khadura already preparing the site,” said Ms. Mwamba in a statement to RCV News in Lusaka today.

Ms. Mwamba said the modern market project encompasses construction, operation, and eventual handover to the Council after the end of the 15-year lease agreement.

She said that the Local Authority is committed to promoting trade for the well-being of residents and encouraging economic prosperity in the City.

“Efforts are in place to minimize disruption to traders’ livelihoods and ensure a smooth transition,” said Ms. Mwamba.

By Michelo Hachizibe.


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