Local Government Accountability and Performance (LGap) Project has handed over four market structures to Kasungu District Council to provide conducive environment for small-scale businesses.
LGap has constructed market shelter at Lisasadzi Checkpoint Market, market slabs at Bua and Kawamba trading centres, and a waste management area at Chinkhoma Trading Centre in the district.
Speaking during the handover on Tuesday, LGap technical director Phaniso Kaluwa said the infrastructure will assist in transforming small-scale businesses into large-scale ones.
He said the facilities will also help Kasungu District Council to expand its revenue collection base.
“We want small markets to have a conducive environment in all the districts,” said Kaluwa.
Kasungu district commissioner James Kanyangalazi thanked LGap for the structures, saying it will boost business operations in the district.
A fish vendor at Lisasadzi Checkpoint Market, Aubrey Nkhoma, said he is optimistic that his business will grow since they will no longer be disrupted by rains.
LGap Project is being implemented by Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development with financial support from United States Agency for International Development.