Migori County Government is set to relocate fresh produce traders from the town centre to Omboo modern market.
The move is set to make the new market active, in a bid to decongest the town centre.
Despite Omboo market being launched three years ago, the market is yet to make impact to the locals and hopeful business traders.
Attracting these fresh produce and wholesale suppliers will not be difficult since the market was well done, it has water, power and it is cleanCounty Trade Director Collins Bala
Speaking at a meeting held at the new market, County Director for Trade Collins Bala said the new market has all the major facilities, and has high standards of hygiene.
“We have been putting every effort possible to ensure this market picks up and one of the major plans we put in place is to relocate the wholesale and fresh produce suppliers operating within the town to this place,” said Bala.
“Attracting these fresh produce and wholesale suppliers will not be difficult since the market was well done, it has water, power and it is clean,” said the Director.
Bala additionally revealed that they have been issuing notices to traders whose stalls are closed to open their stalls or risk their licences being revoked.
Bala also noted that the county government is working on construction of a bridge which will connect Omboo market to Jua Kali area.
The bridge will provide relief to traders who have been using boats to cross River Migori to access the market from Jua Kali.
George Olumwa, Migori Municipal Administrator warned traders issued with market spaces against renting them out, saying the county government will repossess such spaces and allocate to other traders.
Michael Ogare, a trader welcomed the decision to have all the wholesale and fresh produce suppliers moved to Omboo market, citing that it will boost the operation of the abandoned market.