Kapiri Mposhi Town Council has maintained that it will not rescind its decision to permanently remove street venders in the area.
Council Public Relations Officer, Chris Mulaliki said the local authority has created sufficient and safe trading places to ensure that people sell their merchandise in designated and healthy environments.
Mr. Mulaliki was responding to appeals by some people who have been removed from trading in the streets in the wake of the cholera outbreak in Kapiri Mposhi to allow them go back on the streets following the apparent containing of the cholera situation in the area.
But Mr. Mulaliki said the local authority will not rescind its decision of removing people from trading on the streets.
In a statement to ZANIS today, Mr. Mulaliki stressed that the local authority will not entertain street vending but will only allow traders to conduct their businesses in designated trading places.
“We want to put it on record that we will not allow any street vending in our district but what we have done is to create sufficient trading spaces near some designated trading spaces such as Tambalale market where people can trade from,” Mr. Mulaliki said.