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Nadi Street Vendors To Relocate Soon

  Plans are underway to relocate street vendors of Nadi Town near the town’s municipal market soon. This was confirmed by the Nadi Town Council chief executive officer, Peter Dinning.
26 Jan 2017 11:00
Nadi Street Vendors To Relocate Soon
Vaciseva Kuruilaba (left) and Kasanita Nayavo selling grog along the streets of Nadi Town on Tuesday. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

Plans are underway to relocate street vendors of Nadi Town near the town’s municipal market soon.

This was confirmed by the Nadi Town Council chief executive officer, Peter Dinning.

Mr Dinning said the vendors had a joint meeting with the Police and Council to discuss the relocation plans.

“The grog (yaqona) sellers have been consulted along with sellers of sweets, roti, tea, cake and barbeque operators in a joint meeting with the Police and Council and will be relocated at a site in the Nadi market from this month,” said Mr Dinning.

He said the reason for the relocation was related to hygiene issues.

“The reason for their relocation near the market is that they will have access to 24-hour water supply and washroom facilities provided at the market. None of these people have been found sleeping on the streets,” he said.

Mr Dinning added that these vendors would need a permit once all applications were in.

Only one application has been received so far, he said.

“This has to be facilitated as the Government of the day is trying to help everyone, including small and medium businesses, but at the same time ensure that the operations comply with legal requirements and any bylaws that are in force,” he said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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