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Mercado do Luvo (re)opens after being closed more than two years ago due to covid-19

After being closed more than two years ago because of covid-19, Mercado do Luvo was reopened. The return of trade in that space took place last weekend, following the opening of the border between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which took place on 5 July.

: Sandra Bernardo/Novo Jornal
Sandra Bernardo/Novo Jornal  

The market is located about 60 kilometers north of Mbanza Kongo, in Zaire and, according to Angop, which was in that space, it was possible to verify the circulation of sellers, with some of the traders making an effort to buy lots for erect tents and others with tents already set up.

Regarding the number of free lots for acquisition, Manuel Nilton, community administrator of Luvo, informed that there are 300. Cited by Angop, the official classified this number as unsatisfactory to meet demand.

The official also clarified that delivery of the lots takes place upon payment of a fee, which "varies according to the extension of the space requested", and this sale also includes people from the DRC, since the market takes place alternately on both sides. from the border.

Thus, writes Angop, for an area of ​​three square meters, interested parties have to pay 8000 kwanzas, while the space of four by six square meters costs 12,000 kwanzas.

Speaking to Angop, some traders supported the cleaning of more areas destined for the market, with the aim of integrating more people in that space, among other aspects.

According to Angop, the market takes place at the end of the week (Fridays and Saturdays), where household appliances, basic food products, among other goods are usually sold.


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