Ondangwa constructs third open market

13 Jun 2019 09:40am
ONDANGWA, 13 JUN (NAMPA) – The Ondangwa Town Council is constructing a new open market valued at N.dollars 15 million to address high demand for more informal business stalls at the town.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the town, Ismael Namgongo disclosed this in an interview with Nampa at Ondangwa on Wednesday.
He pointed out that construction of the new open market would be carried out in two phases, each at a cost of N.dollars 7.5 million.
The town has already two open markets, Ondjondjo and ABC, catering for 500 and 60 informal traders respectively.
Namgongo said there is no more space at the existing open markets to accommodate additional informal traders, which is why the town council has embarked on the latest project.
“The demand is so high and if you come to the open market, it is always full to the capacity with some people trading outside at the entrances of the old markets,” he said.
The first phase of construction of the new open market started in January this year, while construction of the second phase will start in October this year.
“We get more people from nearby villages demanding for additional stalls, but due to insufficient space, we are only able to accommodate them on Mondays and Fridays,” Namgongo noted.
Upon completion, the new open market will create 60 stalls for informal traders.
It will also include a shaded eating area and braai zone.