VENDORS at the Honiara Central Market are calling on the City Council to allocate more space for them.
They claimed spaces at the market are being taken up by clothe sellers, flower sellers, and parking vehicles.
Annie Doku of north west Guadalcanal said because of the situation, many vendors were forced to sell their produces in the open.
“We have no space to sell our products inside the market area; therefore we used the space outside to sell our products in front of the market gates, at the bus stops and even at the parking areas,” Mrs Doku said.
‘’We surfer during rainy seasons and hot sun but we still pay a fee of $30 to the council despite us selling our products in the open.
“Food should be given priority as it relates to our health so should be sold in a clean environment.
“We ended up selling our vegetables outside because most of the spaces are being used to sell flowers and clothes.
“The Honiara City Council must seriously consider this and allocate adequate marketing space for us vendors to sell our produces,” Ms Doku said.
She added a lot of time council guards came and argued with them because they are selling their products in front of the market gate.
“But where else can we go when we do not have enough space in there?”
By JOY BUAOKA