The Ministry of Local Government, in line with the recent Fijian Government directive on movements, wishes to advise that the Ministry, together with the Municipal Councils, is working to ensure market produce is made available within the Containment Areas.
Effective today, residents living in Suva Zone are advised that the Suva Market, Flagstaff Mini Market, Raiwaqa Mini Market, Nabua Mini Market, Kaukimoce Mini Market and Laqere market will be operating as normal. In addition, the Lami Market and Delainavesi Mini Market in Lami Zone are continuing its operations, as well.
Similarly for Suva Zone, consumers residing in Nasinu can visit the Makoi and Narere mini markets, as well as the Laqere market. For Nausori, consumers can go to the Nausori market to buy their vegetables, fruits and fish. The closing hour for the Nausori and Laqere markets is at 4pm.
As for Lautoka City, the main Lautoka market and the Tavakubu Satellite Market are open for business. For Nadi residents, both Nadi and Namaka Markets are operational and will close 5pm daily.
Patrons at all the markets need to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing and use of face masks.
“We will endeavour to deliver the required services to all consumers and ratepayers during this period. In return, we expect all citizens to adhere to the Government COVID-Safe measures. Your safety and the safety of your family is your responsibility,” said Hon. Kumar.
“We request all vendors to wear masks and keep the markets clean at all times. Vendors and anyone entering markets should have downloaded the care FIJI app and keep the Bluetooth on at all times for tracing any local transmission of the virus,” added the Minister.
Consumers are encouraged to take advantage of the satellite and mini markets within their Containment Areas, as this will reduce overcrowding in the main markets. Consumers are also encouraged not to go to markets in large numbers, and not to take their entire family.