No one should encourage street vendors to go back into the city-Labour Minister

30
5,596 views

The refurbished Society House
The refurbished Society House
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Joyce Simukoko says no one should encourage street vendors to go back and trade in the Central Business Districts of Lusaka.

Ms. Simukoko says the vendors should instead be encouraged to trade in designated places that have been certified by government.

She was speaking when she toured the Society Business Park in Lusaka.

Ms. Simukoko also urged the National Pensions Scheme Authority-NAPSA- to guard the building and attract more business entities.

And NAPSA Director General Yollard Kachinda has thanked the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for the support rendered towards the project.

Mr. Kachinda said the building is now 95 percent complete and that the remaining five percent will be complete in the next four weeks.

Loading...

30 COMMENTS

    • What colour do you propose? Magnolia…really laughable..those building need glass cladding or demolishing.

      22

      0
    • Keep the nasty vendors away from the streets. Sell in the market and keep order. They burn the markets to filth the streets and bring disease and vermin. What kind of people are you!

      23

      0
    • Jay Jay lets not put lipstick on a monkey,just demolish Lusaka CBD eyesores and rebuild something better.

      2

      0
    • PF torched Soweto that’s why we have more vendors on the street. In turn, cholera everywhere.

      3

      0
    • In your wet dreams Simukoko. Street vendors are a product of lazy PF, who allowed a bad situation to get worse. Uneducated MCS’s decision to allow filth to flourish has now come to haunt you. They’re already protesting in order to go back in the streets. PF hasn’t got a F*#ken clue of what to do next.

      1

      0
  1. Vendors are solvable, for now. Now thing that this PF Governments needs to accept is that street vendors are a product of harsh economic policies.

    8

    9
    • PF torched Soweto that’s why we have more vendors on the street. In turn, cholera everywhere.

      1

      0
  2. Every cloud has a silver lining. This is the only “benefit” of the recent Cholera outbreak if we stand our ground and never let street vendors back onto the streets

    5

    0
  3. It’s not just trading markets that are insufficient.

    The number of Prisons and Jail cells too, need to be increased nation wide

    3

    3
  4. When you are a Minister getting millions in allowances and everything is free and you serve the Appointing Authority instead of serving the people then you are bound to say such things.

    5

    9
  5. The need for votes will come in 2022 and you’ll see ministers and politicians going soft on street vendors again.

    6

    1
  6. People complained and rioted when they were told to go to a market site which had no toilets. Why should they want to come back to the streets because there are no toilets as well. My fellow Zambians let’s learn to take responsibility for our carelessness. Cholera was a result of our careless actions. Keep Zambia clean whoever you are, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Zambia is ours to take care of.

    11

    1
  7. Very true Hon.we all support Govnt on this one.Kambwili and HH’s desperation for state house should not make them support wrong things.Mr Sata made a big mistake which cholera has controlled now!!
    Let Govnt find trading places for vendors across Zambia and not on our streets!!
    Bravo ECL!!

    4

    3
  8. The thing that you are all missing is that this project cost $140 million!!!! Do you really understand what you could have done with that kind of cash?
    Is this what we call investing in important things that benefits even the ordinary guy on the street! Now think of this after spending all that money you bring in a company from outside Zambia to make money out of it!

    2

    0
  9. Was surprised to see GBM on Monday night, on Prime Tv interview, that UPND will bring back street vendors when they come in “power”! He showed his foolishness and lack of understanding of anything on this earth! And that’s the deputy to Hichilema! I think even HH is not a serious person in life, to decide to have such a deputy, who knows nothing, understands nothing! Goshy! Ndeke, kuti watukana, nga Trump!

    0

    0
  10. Comment:
    Nobody should indeed campaign for the preoccupation of the capital’s CBD by the filthy ‘entrepreneurs’, ever.

    1

    0
  11. Comment:
    Nobody should indeed campaign for the reoccupation of the capital’s CBD by the filthy ‘entrepreneurs’, ever.

    1

    0
  12. Street vending is back. Just go to Lumumba road after say 17:00h and you will meet a familiar and ugly scene of filth and dirt in that area of Lusaka. And litter is all over the following morning. People dont have jobs and they have to take their children to school. So where do they get the money for survival and education for their children? Ati free education – marubbish! Government stopped funding schools a long time ago and now headteachers are charging anything from K1000 to K4000 for so-called school fees or user fees.
    Disaster!

    2

    0
  13. if they had listen to my advice and other good voices of reason, we would not know about cholera in Lusaka or Zambia; for now I support Node and Lungu for removing the vendors from street vending which they created; no one including the us-e-le-ss Lusaka province ministry or HH or GBM should encourage people getting back onto the streets again; young boy Lusambo should be told not to threaten HH with another treason which he has announced;

    1

    0
  14. Rudemonk I agree with you. Some schools are ripping off poor citizens. Imagine one school in mufulira asking all pupils to go with a packet of candles. For what if I may ask. To light teacher’s homes of course. It is pathetic and the vice is becoming uncontrollable.

    0

    0
  15. She is a hypocrite .The PF encouraged street vending and it has now reached uncontrollable proportions and acquired political significance.Believe me vendors will come back to the streets because PF leaders derive political support from them.

    1

    0

Comments are closed.