The official opening of new soweto market by president Rupiah Banda which was scheduled for this morning has been canceled.
President Banda will instead be swearing in his new appointees at State House at 9 hours when he was supposed to be at Soweto.
The new soweto market has been shrouded in controversy and allegations of corruption in allocation of stalls.
On several occasions, the process of allocating stalls was suspended as MMD cadres took over the process.
On 10 September this year, scores of street vendors who did not benefit from the allocation of stalls at Lusaka’s New Soweto Market forced their way in the premises. Others allocated themselves selling space in the car park.
The construction of new soweto began under the leadership of late president Levy Mwanawasa with funding from European Union (EU).