Somalia: New market opens in Bossaso 14 Dec 14, 2011 - 2:18:36 AM
BOSSASO, Somalia Dec 14 2011(Garowe Online) - A new market debuted in the commercial capital of Puntland Bossaso, the new market's opening day was attended by many government officials and prominent businessman/woman, Radio Garowe reports.
The new market opened in the neighborhood of Dayaha (meaning star) situated in north Bossaso in very close proximity of Bosasso's port.
Mohamed Ali a business man who is moving to the new market told reporters that although the area is small compared to the previous market it is a step in the right direction.
The new market sits on land estimated half a kilometer with a enough space for vehicles to move in and out smoothly. This was a problem with the previous market which was impossible for vehicles to get inside.
The fire that burned more than half of Bossaso's market burned for more than 12 hours due to poor planning the fire was unreachable.
The market that opened in Dayaha neighborhood was planned efficiently with the planning process having many players involved both civil society and government which will help Bossaso regain the loss they took on the 2nd of December 2011.