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Formal market traders get longer trading hours

Formal market traders get longer trading hours

Her Worship Fransina Kahungu, Mayor of the Windhoek Municipal Council this week announced that venders trading at the formal markets and designated trading sites will bow be allowed to conduct their businesses for longer hours.

Kahungu in a statement said that traders will be allowed to trade from 06:00 in the morning until 20:00 in the evening and traders must take responsibility to maintain the register at the entrances of the respective markets and trading sites after normal working hours.

“Traders must continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols, both themselves and their customers and we encourage them to continuously keep the general hygiene in the markets and trading sites,” she added.

According to Kahungu at the beginning, they had to stop the operations of traders completely, with the aim to curb the spread of COVID-19 among the residents of Windhoek, therefore, as the situation started to improve, Council commenced to gradually re-open the markets on stringent protocols.

“The new arrangements are coming into force with immediate effect,” concluded Kahungu.


 

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