THE Luanshya Municipal Council has demolished illegal structures at Buseko Market to pave way for the construction of a new modern market.
A check on Tuesday found some council workers razing makeshift stands at the market in Mikomfwa Township.
Some traders were seen setting up new stands along the road a move that raised concerns from motorists and other road users.
Council public relations manager Gideon Thole said in an interview that all illegal structures and stalls that were not well established would be demolished.
Mr Thole said the local authority was working on mordernising all market structures to ensure that they effectively offered good services to both traders and buyers.
“We want to redesign the entire market so that it meets the standards of a modern market. We want the market to have well-organised structures and passable roads to make it easy for traders to conduct business,” he said.
Mr Thole said the programme was part of the council’s strategic plan and that all the main markets in the town would be worked on.
He, however, appealed to traders to desist from putting up structures on illegal land, as the local authority would not hesitate to demolish them.
He said the council would ensure that all the traders in the area are accommodated in the market once the redesigning process, that might take a few months, was completed.
He urged traders to comply with the council and wait for the new structures to be given to them.
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