Ready, steady, sell

Windhoek’s popular Oshetu market is back in business after the lockdown.

30 April 2020 | Business



Oshetu market, better known as the Single Quarters, started operating yesterday, but kapana sellers will have to braai their meat at home for now.

Although renovations are progressing well and an inspection was done for the health ministry, the kapana fireplaces are not yet upgraded.

This is according to City Police Chief Abraham Kanime, who said despite talks of open markets already being operational, the inspection was the last step required before business could resume.

The health inspection took place on Tuesday afternoon after vendors finished individually setting up, and the City of Windhoek has received the provisional green light to reopen the market.

“Operations resumed yesterday and it’s all systems go.” City spokesperson Lydia Amutenya said.

Other markets will be reopened for business during the course of the week.

Renovation details

Single Quarters has been renovated to allow members of the public to maintain social distancing both outside and inside the market.

Vendors will not come into physical contact with customers, while meat (kapana) will be pre-made and sold as a takeaway.

“We have destroyed the old infrastructure to build new fire places in order for it to be better for the future. In the meantime, the vendors will be selling raw meat from newly built work stations, which are better and more hygienic,” Kanime said.

Security will remain tight, Kanime assured, and trading hours will be from 08:00 to 19:00 daily.

Doing our part

“Whenever you want something to be done or a certain rule to be adhered to, don’t tell people not to do something because then they will want to go ahead and do it anyway. There is a global campaign and we all have to do our part, then we will be able to overcome this,” Kanime further said.

The public is encouraged to know exactly what they want to buy so that queues move quickly and without delay.

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