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Bourda Market vendors take legal action

Stall holders and vendors at the Bourda Market have issued an ultimatum to the council to improve the conditions under which they operate or they will not pay the increased rents that the city is proposing.

The stall holders have since taken legal action on the issue and formed the Bourda Market stallholders Committee.

Many of them say they continue to sell in a market that has very poor sanitation, inadequate security, leaking roofs and a number of vagrants lingering around.

But while the council continues to cry out for its pocket, the vendors say they will not allow things to go down the way it did four years ago, when they were promised that the market will be renovated and agreed to pay increase rents.

The four municipal markets in the country are in a state of disrepair and stall holders ever since have been calling on the city council to carry out maintenance works  which the council say it cannot do at this time because of insufficient lack of funds.

The city is planning institute the increases at the end of the month.

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