MUTARE – Mutare City has officially commissioned a US$73 952 wholesale vendors’ market with a capacity for 101 traders in Ward 18, Dangamvura in Mutare.
The Mukwena/Pegasus Market was commissioned by CARE Assistant Director Operations Nyaradzo Chahuruva on May 19, 2022 and the Russian Embassy and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the funding. The Russian Embassy and UNDP were roped in as development partners.
The City of Mutare provided the land and building plans, confirmed Mutare City spokesperson Spren Mutiwi.
The vendor market was constructed to ease the challenges of illegal vending, create job opportunities and bring markets closer to the people, Mutare deputy Housing and Community Services director, Noel Mushangwe said.
The construction of Mukwena/ Pegasus Market started in October 2021 and was completed this April.
“As a local authority we provided the land and building plans. The budget was US$73 952 and we did the work with the support of our partners, UNDP and the Russian Embassy,” said Mushangwe.
Ward 16 residents welcomed the development and said this was going to serve them on time and money as they are walking long distances to the next market.
“We are grateful for this market as we used to go to Boka or Chikanga for vegetables. We no longer need money for transport to go and buy vegetables. We are therefore very grateful to council. As residents it is now our duty to take good care of our market and protect it from vandalism,” said John Manzunzu a Dangamvura resident.https://masvingomirror.com/