Dodoma City Council to prioritise small traders at new bus station

28May 2020
Correspondent
Dodoma
The Guardian
Dodoma City Council to prioritise small traders at new bus station

DODOMA City Council has vowed to continue giving priority to small traders at the city’s new Regional Bus Station and other areas to enable them participate in the nation’s industrial economy.

Godwin Kunambi

The City’s Director Godwin Kunambi gave the pledge when speaking to reporters on the completion of the exercise to issue application forms for business areas at the bus station and the Job Ndugai Main Market.

He said the steps include strategies by the city to assist the government to enable Tanzania become among countries with middle economy through industrial development.

He said: “In order to make every Tanzanian participate in industrial economic growth it is the responsibility of the city authorities to provide opportunities to all people including women food vendors by putting up to them friendly environment for their businesses.”

He said the council has also considered women food vendors at Nanenane Bus Stand, saying these will shift to the new bus station.

Kunambi said he has instructed the head of the City’s Community Development and Youth to monitor these people so that they can receive council loans from 10 percent of its income.

For those who applied for licences to do business at the new Bus Station and Job Ndugai Market, he said successful applicants will be announced soon, and advised them to look for their names in the council’s website and at its notice boards for other procedures.

He mentioned the areas that remain without tenants as two butcheries and 11 offloading centres for goods at the Job Ndugai Market, nine areas with 36 sqm for business and 33 business stalls.

He said these areas will be re-advertised for fresh applications from interested parties.

The construction of Dodoma Bus Station has cost 24bn/- and Ndugai Market 14bn/-.

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