Vendors in Karonga have commended the district council for improving security and order in markets.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday Karonga Main Market Committee secretary Henry Mwenechanya described the initiative as a positive development in business places.
He said: “We are very happy that there is order in our markets. This has made customers easily locate commodities they need and we are able to sell more goods than before.”
Mwenechanya said trading in undesignated areas was affecting the business of law-abiding traders.
He urged all vendors to abide by the council’s by-laws to ensure orderly conduct of business in the market.
Karonga district commissioner Paul Kalilombe said it was the council’s wish to have sanity and sanitation in markets.
“We want to ensure that vendors who are trading outside the market should go back into the main market because such vendors were making the market premises dirty and disorderly,” he said.
Kalilombe pointed out that the council is happy with the impact community policing is bringing in the market and called on all market users to contribute towards bringing sanity in the market.
Karonga Market Community Policing was introduced to bring security and order in the markets.