Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:23:52 +0000
By LINDA SOKO TEMBO
LONGACRES market will be turned into a multi-million ultra-modern facility, Lubwa Ward 15 councillor, Humphrey Kapapula has disclosed.
Mr Kapapula told the Daily Nation in an interview that the total cost for the project was K1.2 million, adding that so far K400,000 had been sourced from the Ward Development Fund (WDF).
He said the balance would be raised from the Pubic Private Partnership (PPP).
He said the Lusaka City Council (LCC) has since approved the upgrading of the Longacres market into a two-storey building.
The facility would accommodate more marketeers, including displaced street vendors who had been removed from the area following the cholera outbreak.
“The project has already been approved by the council so we are waiting for final approval from the Ministry of Local Government,” he said.
Mr Kapapula explained that the project would take approximately 18-20 months before completion.
“The project is expected to take approximately 18-20 months once completed and it’s going to be helpful to marketeers because the current structure, in which they are operating from is not conducive, he said.
Mr Kapapula was hopeful that the ministry of would approve the project so that work could commerce because the current market was not big enough to accommodate all marketeers and street vendors.