MINISTRY of Local Government Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Nicholas Phiri says traders who legitimately owned stands before City Market was gutted will be prioritised during stand allocation once the market is operational. Local Government and Rural Development Minister Gary Nkombo recently said the Simon Mwelwa Market and the new City Market are likely to be completed within a month’s time. And in an interview, Phiri said authorities were now compiling a list of street vendors to find out whether they used to trade from the city market before it was gutted. “The administration of that market, the management is under the Lusaka City Council, and what the Ministry does is just to provide a policy direction, but the actual…...

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