Embangweni Trading Centre got a facelift as a Contemporary Modern Market Structure by the Malawi Administration
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone – Mzimba District career operators, relished the Malawi administration for the building of a modern market in their neighborhood.
The market has been built with backing from the More Income and Employment in Rural Areas (MIERA) project through the National Local Government Finance Committee that funds the development of economic infrastructure to boost business operation environment for smaller holder farmers and business enterprises.
Estery Manjaluso, a business operator at Embangweni market told, the formation of the structures at the market is one way of enhancing hygiene in the trading centre since it has well-structured buildings and toilets.
“We are thankful to the Malawi-Germany Governments for providing us with this beautiful market here at Embangweni trading because in the past we used to sell our businesses along-side the Genda-Embangweni road which was very risky to our lives and that of the customers,” expressed Manjaluso.
On behalf of Yollam Mtonga, Revenue Collector for M’mbelwa District Council at Embangweni Market stated, the structures will alleviate his revenue collection work since he will address the business owners at their places of operating unlike in the past when they are sparse and not reachable.
“This structure will ease revenue collection compared in the past, for instance, it was not easy for me to collect the revenue because the operators were scattered and I could not trace them since some could not be in one place but with the coming in of these buildings I am sure the collection will be done in time and in an easy way,” Mtonga told.
Bibu Mdala – Acting Director of Finance for M’mbelwa District Council announced, the market will improve the countenance of the trading centre hence the structures have been built in a modern way. And they have remade the face of the trading.
“The structures will help a lot in increasing revenue collection at the market compared in the past where the revenue was very little but i believe that now we will have an increase in the collection and not only that the market will act as an attraction point for many businesses at the trading hence uplifting the economy and the face of the trading centre.