Roadside vendors start using Siamelie market

Vendors who used to sell their products on footpaths in Maʻufanga have moved and are now using Siamelie, a temporally market in the village.

However not all vendors immediately vacated the roadsides after government announced that it was a breach of law if people continued to put their stalls there. Some vendors complaint the roadsides were more convenient and easy for trading despite the fact it was free to use.

Market Authority charges each vendor TP$1.50 per metre square of the area they use to build their shelters in the new market.

The government made the decision to shift vendors from the roadsides after it received information from the public citing lack of public toilets, sanitations and road congestion.

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