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Council warns vendors

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, June 19, 2014

SOME market vendors in Labasa have come under the spotlight for allegedly sub-letting their stalls to other vendors at a higher price.

Labasa Market manager Shalendra Kumar revealed this at a farmers' consultation last week, saying this was among other problems they had noticed at the municipal selling area.

He said some vendors were paying $1.60 or $2.15 for their stalls per day.

Mr Kumar said when they knew of others who did not have a space to sell from, they sub-let their stalls and charged a higher rate. For instance, $4 or $5 a day.

"This issue has been brought to our attention and we are investigating it. Those caught will be taken to task," he said.

"We also want to inform those that are involved in such practices to stop or else they will lose their stalls."

Mr Kumar said they would step up the monitoring and control process at the market.

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