Illegal Activity May Lead To Losing Stalls

No jab, No entry from Sep 1
26 Aug 2021 11:29
Illegal Activity May Lead To Losing Stalls
UN Women tents being used at the Nausori Market. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Market vendors in the Nasinu and Nausori areas are going to lose their spots in the municipal markets if they are found to be selling illegally from the roadside.

And from the start of next month, entry into Nasinu and Nausori markets will be given to those who are vaccinated.

The Nasinu and Nausori Town Councils have issued this warning as they clamp down on illegal sales from the roadsides.

The Nasinu and Nausori areas have dealt with the issue of illegal stalls which have been constructed without much regard to safety and hygiene.

Nasinu and Nausori special administrator chair Baskaran Nair said these steps must be taken to curb illegal activities.

“Some market vendors have been spotted selling from the roadside mostly on the weekends. Selling from roadside is illegal and any market vendors found selling from roadside will not be permitted to sell from the market anymore,” he said.

“The council has acquired a site in Nakasi behind RB Patel in Adi Davila Road and was working to construct an open farmers market and satellite bus station for now.

“No Jab-No Sell-No Entry rule applies to all Nasinu and Nausori markets. Kudos to all Makoi, Valelevu and Korovou vendors who had their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination before the due date.”

In Laqere Market, only four per cent of the vendors were yet to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

Mr Nair said unvaccinated vendors were not allowed to sell from the market and they had lost access to their stalls.

He said vendors were grateful to the Fijian Government for subsidising their stall fees for a year.

The council was also reviewing opening hours considering changes to curfew hours.




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