North Kivu: Goma traders seek exemption from competent authorities in the face of Nyiragongo eruption

Goma, June 5th, 2021(CPA).– Many traders in Birere, the most popular district of the city of Goma where the bulk of commercial activities take place, are requesting an exemption ranging from one to three months from the authorities competent authorities, to facilitate them to rebuild their economies, after the spontaneous disruption of their activities caused by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano.

According to Mr. Kambale Jean, one of the members of the sellers’ committee of the market called mosque on Mapendo-Birere avenue, this solicitation follows the appeal launched by the military Governor of North Kivu, Lieutenant-General Constant Ndima ²Kongba, who called on those subject to the State to fulfill their obligations. The sellers, he continued, say they were negatively affected by this umpteenth volcanic eruption which, on the one hand, caused a massive displacement of the populations of the city of Goma, thus impoverishing a good number of economic operators including the houses were swallowed up by the lava flow. This displacement of the populations of the city, explained Kambale Jean, led to the fall of the commercial activities in the city of Goma.

The sellers are no longer carrying out their activities following the massive displacement of their customers in order to shelter themselves from potential danger, pending assurances from scientists at the Goma Volcanological Observatory (OVG). ACP/

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