Rigo, Abau vendors to use Koki transit centre

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THE people of Rigo and Abau in Central will have proper facilities to sell fresh food at Koki Market in Port Moresby.
A ground turning ceremony yesterday marked the beginning of the construction of a transit centre for fresh food vendors.
The project is funded by the Australian government and supported by Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko, Rigo MP Ano Pala, Abau MP Sir Puka Temu and the National Capital District Commission.
Tkatchenko said the centre was for women and children who travel from Abau and Rigo to sell their vegetables at the market.
He said the people of Rigo and Abau had been sleeping in the market with no proper facilities.
“This transit lodge is about housing our market vendors in a clean, healthy and safe environment,” Tkatchenko said.
Sir Puka thanked Tkatchenko for the initiative and committed K100,000 to support the project.
Pala said the people had been selling bananas and fish since the colonial days.
Australian High Commissioner to PNG Bruce Davies said they were always looking for opportunities to build on PNG’s initiatives.