By Omega Chikhoza
Mwanza district council has built a K5million storage facility which seeks to address challenge of storage space at Chipatala market which vendors conducting their daily business at the market.
Speaking during hand over ceremony of the facility on Thursday Mwanza District Commissioner Malango Botomani hailed vendors committee for their commitment towards the project.
“The council and the committee of the market have worked together to ensure that construction works of the facility be completed as planned,” said Botomani.
The structure which has been constructed with the district council’s locally collected revenues comprises of storage space of goods for the vendors and an office for market fee collectors will generate income through storage fees that will be used to construct some developmental projects at the facility.
Botomani then asked the vendors to take care of the facility so that it achieves its intended purpose.
In an interview ward councilor for the area Emmanuel Kapawe who is also vice chairperson for the council expressed gratitude to the council secretariat for providing financial support for the project.
“Resources were being provided on time when requested despite that they are limited,” said Kapawe.
In a separate interview chairperson for the vendor’s committee at Chipatala market Rose Donda expressed her gratitude for the infrastructure.
“We are thankful that list of needs at this market are gradually being addressed,” said Donda.
She then requested the council to consider providing water and electricity connectivity at the market as some of the key priority areas at the facility.
Before the function, the DC toured different sections at the market to appreciate challenges at the facility