Lokitaung’, March 13, 2021 (Governor’s Press Service)— Traders in Lokitaung can now utilise the new modern Lokitaung’ retail and fresh produce market which was officially opened today.
Acting CEC for Trade, Gender and Youth Affairs Emathe Namuar commissioned the market on behalf of Governor Josphat Nanok. The market was constructed by the County Government at a cost of Sh19 million. This is second largest market in the County; the first being Lodwar in Turkana Central.
Speaking to traders before the official opening, CEC Namuar said the facility will accommodate over 60 vendors with plans to expand it in future to house more traders. He said the market will boost business in the town, provide residents and steady source of fresh produce. He urged traders to take advantage of ample trading space in the facility to sell their products, with the County Government expected to earn over Sh70,000 every month in revenue from market fees and rent of stalls.
The market is part of the County’s investment in market infrastructure aimed at providing a conducive environment for traders to conduct their business. The County Department for Trade is renovating market sheds in Lowareng’ak market of Lakezone Ward which will cost Sh1million, with plans underway to operationalize all market facilities constructed by the County Government.
CEC Namuar was accompanied by Director for Trade James Lokwale and nominated MCA Matthew Alany.