THE Livelihood Sector Committee (LSC) is partnering with Honiara Central Market Vendors Association (HCMVA) to provide fresh fruits and vegetables through mobile markets within the Honiara Emergency Zone during this lock-down.
A statement from Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock yesterday (Thursday 28th January) said the lockdown is taking its toll on Honiara residence’s food stock resulting in unbalance diets due to closure of markets and restrictions on movement of farmers to bring their produce to market centres in town.
To address this, Chairman of the Livelihood Sector Committee Michael Ho’ota said LSC is partnering with HCMVA due to its established network with farmers and producers in and outside of Honiara.
“Our hands are stretched through this partnership.
“LSC is happy to work with the market vendors association (HCMVA) because of its network with farmers outside of the lockdown zone to sourced fresh vegetables and sell them to households in Honiara,” he said.
The statement said this arrangement has seen the vendors association driving around in three 3-ton vehicles marketing along the roads in East Honiara, Central and West Honiara respectively during the four days lockdown.
Despite the risk of catching the corona virus leader of HCMVA Maureen said they are delighted to provide the mobile market services to city residences and are adhering to all COVID health protocols and practices.
“This partnership creates a win-win situation for all parties involved.
“We may not able to provide all that is needed by every family but we are trying to bring the vegetables market service to your homes while observing lockdown regulations.”
Prices of fruits and vegetables range from $5 for a heap of lemon fruits, cucumber, variety of cabbages $10 to $15 and a melon fruit costing as low as $40.
You can contact Honiara Central Market Vendors Association through Maureen on mobile: 7397533
LSC is providing transport to these registered market vendors to participate in this mobile market undertaking during this lockdown.