Port Kaituma or bust!
Former city traders seek fortunes at interior gateway
At the crowded Port Kaituma central, the gateway to the goldfields of the North West District of Region One, one-time city traders—including many single-mothers—are now looking for their big breaks.
While the transition has been successful for some, others are still trying to get acclimatised to the busy and expensive life in the community, where sometimes exorbitant food, transportation and rent can eat away even the healthiest of profits.
Port Kaituma has every commodity available in the city, but at double the price. A $160 soft drink would cost $300; cooked food costs nothing less than $1,000 and so on. Even phone cards are sold at a cost of an additional $100 on every value.
According to Pauline Williams, 41, life in Port Kaituma is costly, but she is making more that she would have if she had stayed in the city. “Food is a good business here, because people always coming from the backdam …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.