MP plans to renovate market after concerns raised over space


LAE MP John Rosso announced over the weekend that plans are in place to make space available for locals in Morobe to sell their produce at the Lae main market.
This came after concerns were raised that local women from Morobe’s nine districts were being denied space at the market to sell their garden produce.
“I will take this issue up with the Lae market management to look into this, but again, this will take time, effort and money to do,” Rosso said.
He said the Lae market generated a monthly revenue of K200,000 for the city authority in usage fees and this money had been channelled back for operating costs such as water bills and improvements such as public toilets while market employees were also being paid fully.
Rosso said starting next year, the Lae city authority and Lae development authority would look into renovating the market facilities.
He said the plan was to make the market more conducive for both the sellers and the buyers and the construction work would cost K30 million.
Meanwhile, Rosso said the East Taraka market would also receive a K2 million facelift.