Over 3000 merchants of Lilongwe market which was razed down by fire last week, have started erecting stalls.
Market secretary Daniel Kamala said all the temporary stalls will be made of buirnt bricks and cement to avoid another fire and keep the beauty of the city.
“We had a meeting with the Lilongwe City Assembly officials, and we agreed that this should be the type of market stalls at Mpanipani,” he said.
He said the merchants would move to another temporary place once the government identifies funding for another new market at the same place.
Lilongwe City Council spokesperson Tamara Chafunya confirmed the coucil is working with the merchants in erecting the temporary market stalls.
“We want them to be organised and orderly,” she said.
Both Chafunya and Kamala said the cost of merchandise lost in the inferno is yet to be established.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :