Vendors moved to Erima

Market vendors from Gordon’s market were yet again moved for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

Initially, the vendors were directed to move to the recreational Unagi oval on Monday by the NCD authority, this was after the Gordon market was shut down for renovation on Sunday.

However due to the unsuitability of the recreational area to cater for a temporary market, they are being moved again on Tuesday.

According to the Market planning and contract supervisor Rex Kuman, the Unagi Oval cannot act as a temporary market because of its location.

He said considering that the oval is in a centre point area – which could also be a hazard to traffic, the authority have decided to move the vendors once again.

Kuman stated that the vendors, were moved to the recreational area at Erima and will be there for a short period of time, which will not exceed a month.

The NCD market planners will then develop the vacant area close to Wild life, and have the vendors move to that area.

Again he says the move will depend on the availability of resources; like water supply and toilets; he also noted that these vendors are only a few that were left behind from all that moved into the Boroko market.

Meantime, there is a need for corporation between vendors; the supervisor noted that market space is made available by authorities however many a times it is argued over by these vendors.

He said NCDC is trying their outmost best to accommodate these vendors as they believe that SME’s is a livelihood in the big city; and it is an income earning opportunity for most of people living in and around the city.

Imelda Wavik