Relocated from Central Market, Women Face Challenges with Basic Necessities at Mendana Avenue Site
Women who have been relocated from Honiara Central Market to a new site along Mendana Avenue are voicing concerns over the absence of nearby toilet and water facilities. The Honiara City Council recently moved these vendors from the central market to the old G province site along Mendana Avenue.
In conversations with Tavuli News, the relocated women highlighted the challenges they face due to the lack of access to basic necessities such as water, sanitation, and storage facilities at their new location. The nearest ablution block is situated at the main market, requiring a 2 to 3-minute walk.
Adding to their difficulties, recent rainfall exacerbates the situation for these vendors, as they all operate under umbrellas and canvas tents while selling clothes.
Despite these challenges, the women expressed gratitude towards the Honiara City Council for allocating the spot to them, emphasizing that they have no alternative location to conduct their businesses, especially with market renovations planned for the upcoming year.