Women Traders Sell on the Roadside as Temporary Market Revamped

West Papuan at traditional market in Wamena - Jubi
West Papuan at traditional market in Wamena – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan female traders returned to sell their goods at the roadside, in front of Galael supermarkets, Jayapura city as the roof of the temporary market at Jln Percetakan is now being repaired.

The Secretary of Solidarity for Papuan Traders (Solpap), Robert Jitmau, said he hoped the project can be completed soon, so that the traders can use that market again.
“We said so, because there are many constraints experienced by them such as dust, rain, as well as a bustling passing vehicle which could cause accident. On the roadside, the women traders are only allowed to sell in the late afternoon, “said Robert Jitmau via telephone to the Jubi on last week.

He said he hoped the Papua provincial government to keep its promise by establishing a permanent market for them.

Earlier, the chairman of Commission IV of Papua Legislative Council on Infrastructure, Boy Markus Dawir said, the roof is being fixed. While the construction of permanent market will be begun. (Arjuna Pademme/Tina)