The Livestock Market Association (LMA) and the County’s Department for Trade, Enterprises Development and Cooperative have teamed up to undertake a campaign of sensitization aimed at providing local traders with knowledge and information on open-air marketplaces around the county.
In order to educate the locals on market practices that would improve business opportunities in the area, the trade team, lead by its County Chief Officer, Samuel Ekale, visited marketplaces in Kakuma Livestock Market in Turkana West and Kaikor in the Kibish sub-county.
This follows Department Officials’ recent visits to the markets in Katilia, Lokori, Napusmoru, and Lokichar to educate vendors on market days.
Chief Ekale stressed the value of traders joining SACCOs and cooperatives in his remarks to the traders in Kaikor and Kakuma in order to raise their economic standards.
“As a Department, our focus is to assess all potential market models across the county and revitalize dormant markets in remote areas to make them operational,” stated Ekale.
In line with the governor’s nine-point agenda, he urged traders to cooperate while concentrating on business prospects that would create wealth and boost local county revenue.
Representatives from the Livestock Market Systems (LMS) in Turkana North and Turkana West, as well as Trade County Director James Lokwale, area chiefs, village executives, and trade officers, participated in the market day sensitization event.