LUSAKA Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says Government will soon partner with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) and the National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA) to formally legalise street vending to increase informal employment.
Mr Mwakalombe said plans are being put in place to legally authorise street trading.
He said in an interview that the government would engage relevant authorities to ensure employment is increased for the informal sector through street vending.
“Through Government, we will ensure that street vendors are provided with necessary documents which will enable them to expand their business,” Mr Mwakalombe said.
He said traders would contribute to the country’s economic development through the contribution of taxes to ZRA.