—-Calm has returned to Kalabo market after weeks of heated debate among traders on whether or not to go ahead with the planned demonstration over a Chinese investor.
Traders told ZANIS in an interview that, they decided to call off the planned demonstration following an appeal from the two market associations.
The traders said they realised that competition was healthy in business and pledged to work in harmony with the Chinese investor.
The traders have since apologized to the investor.
And two senior citizens, Nasilele Mushele and Nyambe Nawa urged the local traders to consider consumers when pricing their commodities.
The duo noted that customers in Kalabo have for a long time been exploited in so many ways as a result of poverty.
The two senior citizens also said it was gratifying to note that the traders had decided to call off their planned demonstration after realizing that their complaints were baseless and unacceptable.
Two weeks ago, five traders stormed ZANIS offices protesting over a Chinese businessman who has opened a retail shop in the area.
The traders accused the Chinese investor of stealing their customers by selling cheap goods.
The traders wanted to demonstrate so that the investor could be removed from the central business district to a distance place outside like was the case with Shoprite in Mongu.