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Chingola Council Commended fro removing vendors from the CBD

General News Chingola Council Commended fro removing vendors from the CBD

CHINGOLA Municipal Council (CMC) has been commended for its decision to remove vendors and traders from the Central Business District (CBD).

But Patriotic Front (PF) district chairperson Samuel Bwembya said it was important for the issue to be handled with caution adding that some opposition political parties were already capitilizing on the move taken by the local authority.

But Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo said the move by the local authority was progressive as it was Government’s desire to see cleanliness restored in the country.

Mr Lusambo was speaking when he paid a courtesy on Chingola Mayor Titus Tembo on Friday.

He called on the local authority, party officials and law makers to work together as their common goal was developing the country.

“The best we can do is keep our towns clean and give our people conducive areas to trade from. If you have any shelter within town that you are not using you can bring the traders to trade from there. Because the information I received is that you are pushing them far from town,” he said.

Meanwhile Mr Tembo said the operation was a success though the local authority had initially faced some resistance but residents were slowly appreciating the move.

He said the council had engaged the vendors that did not have places to trade from to seek dialogue but only two attended.

Mr Tembo said the local authority had conducted an inventory of markets in the district with a number having space to accomodate the vendors.

And Chingola District Commissioner Mary Chibesa said residents appreciated the efforts of the local authority and called on them not allow the vendors back on the streets.

She added that the district would soon become an example for other towns to emulate.

Last week the Association of Vendors, Traders and Marketeers of Zambia (AVTMZ) President Fredrick Tembo called on CMC to reverse its decision.

Mr Tembo said his association was not supporting illegality but the trend had been allowed the authorities.

Chingola Municipal Council issued a directive on December, 15, 2016 to all street vendors to stop trading from the streets and return back to the market place which is legalized place for marketeers.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Next should be Kitwe then Lusaka. These two cities are filthy to the bone. We must bring sanity to these towns now that the UPND is in charge of the local councils.Let us show them how it is done and not promoting illegality and filthiness.

  2. LUSAKA TIMES WHY HAVE YOU FAILED TO ANNOUNCE THE BEST BLOGGER. WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF. WE DEMAND YOU RELEASE THE RESULTS. WHY DID YOU WASTE PEOPLE TIME VOTING IF YOU WANTED A PARTICULAR PERSON TO WIN. LET ME WARN YOU THAT THE LONGER YOU TAKE TO ANNOUNCE THE MORE CURSES YOU ARE BRINGING ON YOUR FAMILIES AND SHORTENING THEIR LIVES. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU. The only filth we need get rid of is lungu who pays Lusaka times

  3. I am loving this move, good job CMC!

    Let us have Lusaka and Kitwe do the same. Eventually people, especially street venders themselves, will come to appreciate the benefits of a CLEAN ENVIRONMENT in which to do business and raise their children. Many, many, many preventable diseases will also disappear, or at least become less frequent and less of a worry every rain season.

    There is no Magic or “Special Prayers” to how other countries overcame common pandemics such as Cholorrhea, dysentery, and other diseases which tend to thrive in filth living conditions. It is through such deliberate efforts like the one CMC has embarked on— and NOT UNNECESSARY POLITICS. Keeping our surroundings clean by taking care of the rubbish we generate should be inculcated in our Citizens like KK once…

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      …”baptized” us in the “One Zambia, One Nation” motto. Leaders should cultivate a sense of responsibility and pride in Citizens to keep our cities clean. I do appreciate the fact that changing peoples’ behaviors and bad habits (even at an individual level) takes time and effort. But with sustained public campaigns and uncompromising leadership from our civic leaders, the battle against garbage in our cities can be won.

      Eventually the immense benefits will outstrip the immediate “petty political concerns” which seems to be the major ENABLER of this problem. Our Country will, in the long run, save Millions of Dollars (Kwachas if you like) in unnecessary healthcare/medical expenditures. It is said, PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE CURE

  4. continue…

    …”baptized” us in the “One Zambia, One Nation” motto. Leaders should cultivate a sense of responsibility and pride in Citizens to keep our cities clean. I do appreciate the fact that changing peoples’ behaviors and bad habits (even at an individual level) takes time and effort. But with sustained public campaigns and uncompromising leadership from our civic leaders, the battle against garbage in our cities can be won.

    Eventually the immense benefits will outstrip the immediate “petty political concerns” which seems to be the major ENABLER of this problem. Our Country will, in the long run, save Millions of Dollars (Kwachas if you like) in unnecessary healthcare/medical expenditures. It is said, PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN THE CURE

  5. Only people with small minds will support street vending that we see in Zambia and some other African countries. Viva chingola

  6. I just hope opposition will not start inciting the vendors otherwise removing them is the way to go especially in Lusaka

  7. “But Patriotic Front (PF) district chairperson Samuel Bwembya” Some people will not change. What does it take to get normal humans in positions of power? How do we get creatures in strategic offices? This always baffles me.

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