Haoda: No change in market plan

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday July 2nd, 2013


CENTRAL Governor Kila Haoda says the provincial government still wants to use Boroko market as the proposed Central market.

Haoda brushed aside rumours the project had been abandoned, saying the Central provincial government and the National Capital District Commission were discussing upgrading work at the market.

“I have written a letter to NCD Governor Powes Parkop for approval to develop the market,” Haoda said

“We are hoping to receive a positive response because we have big plans to transform the market so that it will reflect the true values of the people of Central once it is opened to the public.”

Haoda said the conceptual designs for the market had been finalised and a proposal would be submitted to the NCDC board for further recommendation.

 “The market is part of our priority areas and we want to assure that we are adamant to commence work on this project.

“It will feature a different concept from all the markets across the country and once you enter you will feel that Central atmosphere.”

The Boroko market has remained closed after it was given to the Central provincial government by NCDC to develop some years ago.

It has since become a haven for squatters.

Haoda said his team was working to get the project off the ground and he was confident that with Parkop’s support and the NCDC management things would work out.

He confirmed the proposed Central city was still in its planning stages and thanked the  Government for its commitment to the project.

He said as chairman of the Central steering committee he was determined to establish the city within his term in office.