Normal operations resummes at City market as management says it lost 15,000 in levies


Normal business has resumed at Lusaka’s City Market after it was grounded to a halt on Monday July 22,2013 following a protests.

A check by revealed that both traders and marketerrs are doing their normal business at the market.

And City Market management said over K15,000 was yesterday lost in levies after traders staged a protests demanding the removal of the vendors around the market.

City Market Assistant Manager of Operations, Guyson Mayiya said the problem brought things to a standstill at the market.

Mayiya who revealed the outcome of the meeting between management and vendors in on Monday said the traders have heeded to calls to give them sometime to look at the problem of vendors at City market.

He said both marketers and vendors have however gone back to trading as they await for government to deal with the problem.

He told the on Tuesday July 23, 2013 that the Minister of Local Government assured the traders that government will look into their concerns.

Meanwhile, a trader at the market, Beatrice Chombela explained that the marketers lost out on money due to the protests.

Chombela also disclosed that some traders also lost their goods as the management and police were chasing out the marketers who were gathered to protest on Monday.

She said unknown people took advantage of the situation to get some good.