STREET vending in Kuku Township in Lusaka will soon be a thing of the past when the K254, 000 market which is receiving final touches is commissioned.
Chawama ward 2 Councillor Potipher Tembo told Daily Nation in an interview that most of the works had already been done.
Mr. Tembo said once the facility is fully completed, traders at the market would have a decent shelter to trade from.
“We are constructing a market at kuku market in Chawama, most of the works have been done and we shall soon be commissioning it so that traders can start using it. At least traders will now have a more decent place to sale their goods from,” he said.
Mr. Tembo said the facility would cushion the problem of trading along the road, which he said was one of the biggest factors causing road accidents in the area.
He noted that the area had of late experienced an increase in road accidents due a high population of people trying to make their way to the roadside to sale their merchandise.
“The issue of road accidents around Kuku is mostly as a result of high population of people. You will find that people are loitering on the roads, because of traders on the roadside.
“So that’s why we are constructing the market so that traders can curb the increased number of accidents by get inside the market, so that people can buy their goods from there,” he said.