By Brighton Makori .
Several traders are now back to their business after Kisii county opens Daraja Mbili newly constructed market which was built by the National Government in collaboration with Kisii county .
In the new market now traders can get to observe guidelines set by the ministry of health in the fight of Covid 19 since the market has enough space.
Speaking to Gusii star Director of markets under the department of Trade Mengo Ochwangi said that they have observed all protocols as by the ministry of health against the fight of Covid 19 Pandemic.
Mr Mengo said that now traders can be free to sell their commodities in the new market unlike when they were selling alongside roads.
” For quite sometime since COVID 19 was reported , our Daraja Mbili market which is the largest market in the region has not been operational , but now am glad that after the completion of the new modern market , we are able to settle traders in the new structure which has enough space as per the guidelines of the ministry of social distancing”
As the county we have set measures of ensuring traders and all those coming to the market observe all protocols set by the ministry , we will ensure that people are wearing Masks, have enough water to wash hands and even checking temperature before they enter the market” added Mengo
He added that the new building which will accommodate more than 1500 Traders is a good gesture since traders used to risk their lives by selling their products literally inches away from the tarmac.
At some point the traders caused traffic snarl ups while some were knocked down by moving vehicles .
He added that the county has not yet opened any open air market.
Denis Nyagwara Market Chairperson hailed the county for following until the market has been opened. Mr Nyagwara called upon traders to avoid selling alongside roads instead they should come and get space in the new market .