Honiara’s central market will reopen for normal services tomorrow following complaints from market vendors.
This was confirmed by the Honiara Central Market Master Saxon Ofata.
The main market has been closed for an indefinite period last week to allow the market management carried out renovation and improvement work within the market facility.
Mr Ofata yesterday said, despite maintenance work yet to be completed services will resume this Thursday due to complaints.
“The council’s executive and market management agreed to reopen the market this Thursday following complaints from market vendors who are affected by the closure,” Mr Ofata said.
The market boss said, although services will resume minor internal renovation work will continue within the market vicinity.
“Major renovation will be conducted later,” Mr Ofata said.
The market boss apologised to all market vendors who have been affected by temporary closure.
“I would like to apologise to all market vendors who are being affected by this exercise.
“We are trying to make an improvement to our market therefore we close down the market to allow our team to clean up the market.
“Also I would like to remind all the market vendors that once normal services the market ordinance will be enforced and anyone caught breaching this ordinance will face the full force of council law,” Mr Ofata said.
The closure of the main market has seen Fishing Village and the Kukum market being used by market vendors.
However, lack of space at the two locations had denied many vendors from selling their products.
By DENVER NEWTER