RB to open new soweto market tomorrow

President Rupiah Banda is Thursday morning scheduled to open the new soweto market in Lusaka.

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).

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