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Kitwe City Council reaffirms its commitment towards improving state of markets

Written by on September 17, 2019

By Raphael Mulenga in Kitwe

Kitwe City Council has reaffirmed its commitment towards improving conditions in markets under which traders operate.

Council Public Relations Manager Roy Kuseka says the Council will continue applying internally generated resources and support from the central government, including cooperating partners.

He says the assurance is made in relation to the media statement by the Association of Vendors and Marketeers alleging negligence on the part of the Council to provide social services in the markets.

Mr Kuseka has stated that the Council has been undertaking numerous developmental projects in the markets being shelter, water reticulation, drainage system and creation of trading spaces at Chamboli, Chisokone and Nakadoli, among others.

He says the Council is upgrading the market registers in order to facilitate provision of desired services in all the markets, not just the officially recognised 26.

Mr Kuseka has noted that the local authority has been attending to water concerns emanating from markets further appealing to residents to include market infrastructure development in their submissions during community meetings designed to receive ward project proposals.

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