Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The Grand Marché in Ouaga was renovated following the fire that destroyed it a few years ago. The result of that fire was to disperse the traders across the town, reducing a significant part of the turnover of the commercial area.
Now its open and it is indeed a grand structure, though still far to go in terms of occupancy as I discovered walking around; the number of empty shops still out number the occupied ones.
During the last couple of days a couple of promotions have been going on, thumping out popular music conducting contests - dancing, singing, the winners getting branded prizes. All pretty effective given the enthusiastic crowds.