The K1.5 million pledged by His Excellency the President of Zambia for the construction of three street vendors shelters at chisokone market has been fulfilled,” says Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe.

In a statement , Kang’ombe said the funds had already been transferred to the local authority.

“The Secretary to the Treasury has since informed the Ministry of Local Government of the transfer,” Kang’ombe said.

“On behalf of the informal traders of Kitwe, the local authority, district administration and Nkana area MP, Ibwant to sincerely thank the government for the contribution.”

He said the money would help rehabilitate the market.

“The amount will enable us to rehabilitate more shelters in Chisokone market aswell us complete construction of street vendors shelters and market stalls we demolished,” said Kang’ombe.