Oshakati Town Council promises security at new open market

04 Mar 2016 10:40am
OSHAKATI, 04 MAR (NAMPA) – Oshakati Town Council has promised tight security at the town’s recently completed open market behind Etango Complex.
Speaking at a media conference on the confirmation and announcement of the opening of the new open market on Thursday, Oshakati Mayor Katrina Shimbulu said once open for operation, the market will be guarded 24/7.
“We will make sure that security is highly enforced at the new open market.”
Shimbulu said the council will provide security guards, who will be operating at the premises every day to ensure that vendors and customers are all safe.
The open market that is named after business legend Frans Aupa Indongo, is scheduled to officially open on 11 March this year, however, vendors who have already been allocated to their stalls are expected to commence operations at the new market before its official opening
The new long distance bus terminal will be open as from Saturday and Shimbulu said she expects travellers to feel safe because of the way in which buses are to load passengers.
“No more will the grabbing of passengers’ belongings by bus drivers be tolerated as all buses will be queuing for a proper loading process.”
The open market is expected to accommodate about 500 vendors - 200 more than what the old open market is accommodating at the moment.
The council has also vowed to provide transport to vendors with heavy loads within the boundaries of the town, throughout the relocating process, at no cost.
The open market will offer fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), meat, tailoring arts and crafts and meeting stalls.