After being alarmed by today’s riots in Kanyama and parts of the Lusaka Central Business District (CBD) , the PF disorganised government has announced that they will start reopening some markets tomorrow that they closed more than a week ago.
Local Government Minister Vincent Mwale claimed that there was a criterion that markets have to meet and some markets that have met the requirements will start reopening tomorrow.
‘Tomorrow we will announce some markets that have met the requirements put up by the multi- sectorial team,’ Mwale claimed.
Markets were closed without alternative places for traders to sell while consumers are equally ‘squeezed’ as they have nowhere to buy food supplies from. It is doubtful that the government could have resolved to open markets without today’s riots.