Mayor of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), Henry Smith recently announced that vendors of the Kumaka waterfront were soon to occupy stalls on the market tarmac.The Department of Public Information (DPI) understands that the market tarmac will facilitate 45 stalls.Few stalls currently line the Kumaka market roadMayor Smith explained that the Town Council held discussions with vendors to ensure a “smooth transition” to the new facility. “Right now, we are moving the vendors from the waterfront. We have 45 stalls – 21 big stalls, 24 small ones. Up to yesterday, we had meetings with some vendors for the smooth transition moving them from the waterfront to occupy those stalls on the tarmac,” Smith explained.In giving this update, the Mayor indicated that the Mabaruma Town Council recognised the Kumaka market (waterfront) as “the hub, the business hub of this town.” In this regard, the Town Council is also working towards solid waste management in the area.“We have started some garbage collection there, because before garbage disposal saw people just throwing their stuff all over the place and that’s one of the things we have been trying to manage,” Smith is quoted by the DPI as saying.After Mabaruma became a town following the Local Government Elections in 2016, the Town Council undertook a number of projects, including the rehabilitation of the market tarmac. Additionally, it has overseen the construction of bus sheds and the rehabilitation of several roads in the township.