COUNTY MOVES TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS SURVIVAL AND RECOVERY

Lamu County’s Trade Committee has confirmed that Hindi, Majembeni, Hongwe and Witu open-air markets will be operational this year.

The Committee announced this, following an inspection tour of the 4 sites led by CECM Trade, Hon. Josphat Musembi earlier this week .

The four markets have been part of planned construction as part of post-pandemic recovery efforts to revive trade and commerce.

The Committee Chair and Kiunga MCA Hon. Abdalla Baabad thanked the Lamu county Government for giving priority to local traders in the face of unprecedented income losses and uncertainties about their future because of business disruptions due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The revival of the four markets is part of the larger post-covid-19 economic recovery strategy by the Lamu County Government aimed at creating a good environment for local businesses to recover and thrive.

The team later toured the Gongoni Market and later the Mtwapa Market in Kilifi County on a mission to do a competitive analysis of the modern markets, uncover sector trends and set growth goals.

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Story by: Patrick Ochieng

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Lamu County Government Communication office @info.lamu.go.Ke