Two-storey Gordon Market soon to open

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The two-storey Gordon Market will be open in two months’ time, says National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.
Parkop, pictured, said this was the first time for a market in the country to have two storeys and be able to cater for 3000 vendors.
He said New Zealand Development Aid funded market with K64 million.
“We hope the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern with her deputy will officially open the market when they come for the Apec meeting next month,” Parkop said.
“Gordon is classified as notorious but I will not give up until I change it.
“Gordon is the city’s centre, the major transit hub for people who come for market, work, school or do business.
“I want to make it become safer for women, girls and others when they go out for shopping.
“That’s the reason why we started this people positive programme (PPP), a part of active city development programme and safe city, which we run with the UN Women and National Capital District Commission market management.
“Before the market opens we want to develop a new story, new image and new experience for Gordon.”
Parkop said announced plans to construct a new bus terminal at the Gordon police barracks.
He said Police Commissioner Gari Baki had agreed to give the Gordon barracks’ land to NCDC.
Parkop said about 30 police families would be moved once NCDC located a place and built new houses for them.

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