RENOVATIONS under way at the Oshetu informal market in Windhoek prevented people selling barbequed meat from starting to trade like other vendors making use of the same venue.
When they could not make use of the stalls in the Katutura Single Quarters Kapana Market open market some of the vendors especially those who sell meat decided to use their vehicle as a shop.
The Mayor of Windhoek, Fransina Kahungu said that she is aware of the situation and that some of the vendors even approached the municipality with inquiries about when they will be allowed to start operating.
She said the section of the open market where raw and cooked meat is sold will not be opened until renovation work is completed.
Mayor Kahungu said that three other sections of the market was opened for vendors because the proper cleaning of the venue was completed by health and safety officials.
Once the renovation of the meat section of the market is complete it will be able to accommodate about 70 informal traders.
The Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe said with regards to the cleanup campaigns at the various informal market spaces that the ministry has a check list that needs to be completed in order for the market to be opened.
“A certificate will be issued when all the health requirements and hygiene standards are met and applied,” noted Nangombe.