Kipit names wholesale markets for fresh produce

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THE National Capital District Commission (NCD) Commission has declared Tete and Gerehu as wholesale markets for fresh food produce.
City manager Bernard Kipit said the Erima wildlife market, currently under construction, would accommodate both fresh produce wholesalers and retailers.
“All traders bringing produce in bulk via land, sea or air are advised to utilise these markets,” Kipit said in a media statement.
“We advise all who are still operating outside the designated markets to stop. Offenders can be charged or penalised in accordance with Sections 74 and 78 of the Physical Planning Act 1989 for use of land in zone for unauthorised purposes,” he said.
Kipit also warned private and public waste collectors to ensure that garbage were properly disposed for transport to dump sites.
“Indiscriminate and improper dumping of garbage are widespread. The roads are littered daily when garbage vehicles head for the Baruni landfill,” he said.
“The National Capital District Commission waste management division contract management requires that waste and garbage are properly collected with the use of nets and tarpaulin/canvas while on transport for disposal.
“Vehicles found not adhering to our requirements will be denied entry into the disposal site,” he said, adding that garbage collectors found spilling waste or garbage would also be immediately stopped and charged with illegal disposal of waste in the public.
The fine is K1000.

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