THE Ondangwa Town Council has completed the first phase of the reconstruction of the state of the art open market.
The construction of the open market started last year and a total of N$15 million is expected to be invested in the project. The market will be constructed into two phases of which each phase will be completed at an estimated cost of N$7.5 million.
Despite the fact that Ondangwa already has two open market facilities at Ondjondjo and the area known as ABC, demand for more informal trading areas remain high.
Spokesperson of the Ondangawa Town Council, Petrina Shitalangaho, said that phase one has been successfully completed and that the facility has 54 stalls ready for use by informal traders while phase two will commence once the project funds become available.
“Allocation of stalls is still pending but the process is set to be sorted out by the end of June,” said Shitalangaho.
She added that for the third phase of the project more modern food and beverage as well as other multipurpose units are planned.