Traders from Kapsabet town in Nandi have appealed to the County government to consider opening up markets and business premises. Led by Kapsabet small traders chair Mrs Everline Cherono, the traders cited hardship in attaining their day to day basic needs due to the strains created by the Covid-19 pandemic, which initially led to the closure of markets. They have pleaded with the County government of Nandi through the Ministry of Trade to come to their rescue, to enable them to get their finances back on track.
They said the majority of them have loans that need to be paid but are they are unable to do so due to closure of their premises. They affirmed that they have been following the government’s directives on Covid-19 infection prevention and will strictly adhere to the directives if allowed to resume business.
They also asked the County government to consider mass testing business people in the town so pave the way for effective work without any fear. It’s now almost 5 months since the closure of business premises and open air markets since the outbreak of the Coronavirus.