By Jackson Wawa
A livestock market has gone operational in Mbuh, a quarter in miles 6 Nkwen, Sub division. This follows a launching ceremony Saturday March, 26 2022 presided at by Fonguh Cletus Tanwi, Mayor of Bamenda III Council in the presence of administrative authorities of Bamenda III subdivision and traditional authorities of Nkwen Fondom.
The weekly market is expected to host the buying and selling of mostly animals and other goods.
“It warms my heart to see this long awaited dream come to pass” , said Ngwana Francis, Quarter head of Mbuh .
He added that, “………..the hard working and peace loving people of Mbuh will not need to go far distances again to sell and buy their animals and other items”.
While noting the importance of the market to the people of the area and neighbouring quarters, the quarter head appealed for all to join hands together for the growth of the newly launched livestock market.
On his part Mayor Fonguh Cletus Tanwi called on the people to exploit the market for their own good promising to transform it into a daily market as time goes on.
“the turnout tells you that the people needed this market. Though we have tagged it a livestock market, it is going to be a market for the exchange of all goods and services” ,said Mayor Fonguh.
“It is going to be a weekly market. When need arises, we can make it daily”, the Mayor continued.
Expressing optimism for a rapid growth of the market, the Mayor declared the market functional, calling on traders to acquire the limited sheds available. Due to the limited number of sheds provided by the council, the Mayor encouraged them to erect temporary sheds for the time being.
Accompanied by administrative authorities of Bamenda III subdivision and traditional authorities of Nkwen Fondom, the Mayor toured the sales points of the market buying some goods and services amidst a cultural display gracing the occasion.
The market will next hold on Sunday and progressively continue according to weekly days.