Mandera County Government through the Department of Trade has officially allocated the renamed and rebranded New Mandera enterprise market to various traders.
The Market with 57 complex stalls, restaurants, well designed Mosque and stores was allocated to various traders comprised of General traders, Women, youth, PLWDs and vulnerable groups in the society.
According to CEC Department of Trade Mrs Rahma Abdow, states that once these stalls are occupied and fully operational it is estimated that it will contribute to spontaneous growth of SMEs in Mandera County by 20 per cent.
The Department of Trade has realized upward growth in the past year in different sections. This is attributed to the operationalization of new markets across the county and increase number of traders in different parts of vast County.
The ministry, in line with the National trade policy and export promotion policy, will ensure the ease of doing of business and provide ample environment for expansion of SMEs and encourage local investors to exploit new business opportunities in Mandera County.
Clothes business is one of the main businesses in Mandera particularly in Mandera Municipality.
Traders were asked to ensure they follow all government guidelines in regard to business. They were encouraged to register their business and get operational license from relevant authorities.
They were also asked to observe and follow Ministry of Health guidelines to help in the fight against covid-19 pandemic.
By Dickson Githaiga