STAKEHOLDER SHARE VIEWS ON REMOVAL OF STREET VENDORS FROM STREETS
Written by newsroom on November 26, 2021
Stakeholders in the informal sector have expressed mixed views over the removal of street vendors in Kitwe`s Central Business District.
And Association of vendors and marketeers in Zambia AVEMA President Able Chikwa says small businesses done by vendors are the only source of income and wondered why the Council had taken the route of removing vendors from the streets.
Mr Chikwa says vending is a product of privatization and that many people are unemployed saying there was for all stakeholders and the local authority to come to terms by creating trading spaces before removing them.
Meanwhile, Zambia Micro and Small traders’ foundation ZAMAST Provincial coordinator Paul Mambwe says the removal of vendors by the council from the streets has brought sanity.
However, Mr Mambwe has appealed to the Kitwe City Council (KCC) to institute proper measures regarding waste management as the rainy season intensifies in order to avoid the spread of disease outbreaks.
But some members of the public in separate interviews with Flava Fm News expressed their views over the removal of vendors from the streets.
By Luckson Mwale