THE Lusaka City Council is scheduled to meet of the Street Vendors’ representatives at the Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
This follows wide consultations with the Government on how best to resolve the issue of street vending that has become an eyesore in the capital city.
Lusaka Mayor, Mulenga Sata said the Lusaka City Council, as the major enforcers of the Local Government Act, wants to regulate street vending in the capital by finding a permanent solution to the problem and decided to engage the vendors’ representatives through dialogue.
“After wide consultations with the Governement, through the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, we as enforcers of the Local Government Act, are inviting all representatives of the Street Vendors groups to a consultative meeting at the Civic Centre at 14:30 hours tomorrow.”
“We want to see how best we cac regulate street vending in Lusaka going beyond the Jubilee Celebrations,” the Mayor said.
Zambia is this year commemorating 50 years of Independence, having attained political freedom on October 24, 1964.