Street Vendors have continued their businesses in the central business district despite the elapse of the government ultimatum for them to leave.
A check found the vendors conducting their businesses normally without any hindrances.
Last week,Lusaka Province Minister Gerry Chanda anounced that all street vendors in Lusaka including those on Lumumba road and Freedom way were expected to leave the streets in Seven days.
The Lusaka Province Minister said that he was working with the Ministry of Local government to clear the streets of Lusaka of vendors.
He further said that a survey carried out in Lusaka has revealed that there are about 5-thousand empty spaces in various markets in the city which the vendors can occupy.
Colonel Chanda also told ZNBC news that the new directive was not negotiable and government will not hesitate to act against those that will defy the order.
Also last week Lusaka Mayor Daniel Chisenga said that no vendor will be allowed on the streets after Sunday which has just past.