Kariakoo market in 42bn/- expansion bid

Kariakoo market
Plans are afoot to expand Kariakoo Market and improve services around the biggest market in Dar es Salaam.

The face-lifting of the market is in line with plans to attract investment and boost businesses at the busiest shopping area in the city.

 Kariakoo Market Corporation General Manager Florens Seiya said the project would cost 42bn/-.  Once expanded, the market’s capacity will increase five-fold, he said.

 Mr Seiya told the 'Daily News'  that some investors have expressed their interest in constructing the market and that the administration in collaboration with other stakeholders was working on the applications to come up with a single qualified and competent investor. 

He said after getting an investor, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed ready for the project to commence. 

“Our intention is to enhance service delivery by expanding the space for businesses,’’ said Mr Seiya.

Inside Kariakoo market
He named the stakeholders who are collaborating with the market as the Treasury, the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local government and the City Council. 

The general manager said under the new master plan, petty traders would be kicked out to pave the way for construction of supermarkets, offices and kiosks for let.   

Kariakoo Market which was opened in 1974, currently has a space for 1,558 businesses and serves a daily population of 55,000 people. 

Source: The Daily News,www.dailynews.co.tz, reported by Katare Mbashiru  

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