These concerns were expressed in a document the Solomon Star has cited.
It said both men and women were engaged in informal economic activities but women tend to outnumber the men in market sales.
“As a direct result small markets have emerged along the road sides in White River, Kola Ridge, Fishing Village and Borderline,” the document said.
“There remains a lot of work to be done to improve and upgrade these markets in terms of sanitation and parking areas.
“The council understands the poor and unsafe environments the women work in as well as the long hours they spent in selling their produce.
“This is one of the areas we working tirelessly to improve conditions for women in the market and at same time facilitate the expansion of economic activities in the capital city.
“Our ultimate goal is to alleviate urban poverty and improve service delivery, especially the provision of better waste management, sanitation, and public amenities.
“Better education and health services and informal settlement upgrading remains the council’s top priority.”
By Elliot Dawea
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