Gordon market vendors move to Unagi

Port Moresby’s Unagi Oval will now be catering for vendors from the Gordon market area that were ordered out yesterday afternoon.

This follows directives from the National Capital District for work to commence on the reformation of the Gordon market.

Vendors were told yesterday that the market would not be in use for a maximum of a year until the reconstruction has been completed.

The Unagi Oval, although not in any condition to cater for a temporary market, will have to do so due to its availability.

Vendors were at the market as early as 7am this morning to get their space for their produce.

Some of these vendors, however, will be catered for at the recently-opened Boroko market.

According to the market management team from the National Capital District Commission office, this was a necessary move as the vendors need to sell their products.

Meanwhile, there was a bit of resistance from the market as there was no formal notice on the move. This was revealed by police personnel on foot beat yesterday afternoon.

The TVWAN news crew managed to visit the Gordon market area, where construction is underway, while a trip to the Boroko market, which was officially opened on Friday, saw many of the vendors selling their products and wares.

The market management team has given the assurance that the Unagi Oval will be safe, with security available during its operational hours.

The Gordon bus stop however, will remain as it is.

Imelda Wavik