Tala traders get new committee after uproar

Traders in Tala Market Machakos County now have how an interim committee that will help in the management of the market, especially on market days.

The committee was elected after complaints went to Machakos County Governor’s office that the committee that was in the market was being run by cartels.

This caused the Chief Officer of Trade and External Relations in Machakos County Simeon Kitheka to call for a meeting with traders in the market together with Tala Ward MCA Jackson Ndaka.

Chief Officer Kitheka addressing the business community outside the sub-county administrator’s office said that their cry had reached the Governor and that is why they convened the meeting.

He said that the interim committee that had been elected would work for 21 days as they give out the next directive on how the market would be managed.

“Today we have met traders from Tala after we got information that there is a lot of corruption from officials representing the market. We know that the Machakos County government is a corruption-free zone and that’s why we are here today,” said Kitheka.

“We have chosen an interim committee that will serve for 21 days under the supervision of the Deputy SubCounty Administrator. We have also come up with the regulations on the market and the time wholesalers will be moving out for retailers,” he added.

This however did not lie well with some traders who said that some members of the interim committee that had been elected were the ones frustrating them.

For a while, the committee that was elected to the market board has been at loggerheads after some officials disagreed on how to work.

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