Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Kazim Hosein, says a meeting is scheduled to take place next week between vendors of the People’s Mall and its management to determine a way forward following last week’s fire at the facility.

This is the second fire this year at the Drag Mall and this is the third time that this mall has been burnt in recent years.

Minister Hosein was at the time responding to a question posed to him by Opposition Senator, Wade Mark.

Senator Mark wanted to know what steps are being taken by the Government to assist small business owners who were affected.

Minister Hosein also informed the Senate that meetings have been held already and another one is carded for Monday.