Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale ordering marketeers stop selling their food staff of the dirty water ponds during the tour markets at Soweto Market area

Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale says traders that were removed from the streets will not go back as government is providing conducive trading places for them.

Mr. Mwale explains that Tokyo and Simon Mwewa markets that are being put up are meant to carter for all traders.

He adds that BH Soweto annex will accommodate vegetable and fruit traders while the Agro Fuel Lumumba market will be allocated to traders dealing in second hand clothing.

The Minister said this in Lusaka yesterday when he inspected ongoing works for the four markets along with Local Government Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga and Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit National Coordinator Yande Mwape.

Mr. Mwale indicated that traders in city market will also be allocated stands to pave way for the mining company that has pledged to construct the new city market to move on site.

Meanwhile, the DMMU National Coordinator said an inventory has already been done and that traders who were displaced will be given priority in allocation of stands.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. As long as there’s no industries and properly built designated markets there will still be street vendors.Our 3rd world conditions won’t go away overnight.

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    • Iwe Ka Vinny?? You are stopping people to sell, will you feed them? Put up proper markets and then move the people. They can’t think and put measures that will benefit these marketers. His ministry is the laziest with no Direction. Yet they can generate the most revenue. No vision…

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    • In one way I agree with the Minister. On the other hand, if Michael Sata was alive today, most of these kapalalas Ministers especially this Vincent Mwale! However, vendors must be controlled as it grows every year! What is important is to creating a suitable environment for both buyer and seller! However, having food and welding in one one place is a no no! As for politicising the marmarket it always depends on who is ruling sadly!

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  2. Look at those vendors and that filth behind . Seems we never learned and we’re asking for another cholera epidemic.

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  3. This just shows that the current PF Government is as useless and hopeless like that of other poor countries in our region like the ‘stinking rich’ Congo DR. Instead of finding out ways to address the plight our young that are languishing and trading plastics in filth in order to survive, this so-called Minister here is talking lots of CRAP; just like his Malawian bosses….

    For God’s sake let’s establish ways and means on how we could create various SKILLS like knitting/dress making, cooking and preparations of foods/recipes, broaden and exploit the massive potential in hospitality industry like tourism etc., for our girl children. Lets also create skills for our boys that are roaming the streets en-mass today in Plumbing skills, Carpentry, Brick laying, Agriculture, Electrical…

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  4. …engineering, Welding etc., etc. Lets teach our children/grand children and even their future children’s children too so that we don’t surrender this beautiful mother land Zambia that is endowed with lots of sunshine, rains, fresh water lakes/rivers etc., to the Chinese and other ‘crafty’ and jealous nations in the world today.

    Only when we venture into this shall we see Zambia; our country, our home and indeed our pride prosper and survive the current hash and inhuman conditions that we are all in today. Thank you…

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  5. Is this guy minister for Lusaka only or for the entire country. Does he have anything to say about chingola, chililabombwe, kapiri, Kabwe etc. Or maybe he is waiting for an outbreak of an illness before he visits and addresses the concerns of citizens in these towns. Its sad how government manages only a little at a time and not the entire country at the same time.

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  6. Mmmm! I think our own indigenous education could have been better than this copied from west the cry over youth unemployment will never disappear as we have no birth control in Zambia everyone is free even 2 have 50 children and the lack of this copied education system among Zambians will make it possible 4 people 2 praise those with more than 10 children.

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  7. I personaly appreciates clean environment. But if we think critically, who wants to sell in such conditions?

    My mother educated us through selling maize, fruits etc pa corner pa road. I remember being chased by the police and their working equipment ma horse. Since then ,I have a horse night mare. I can’t stand a horse up now altho its 30yrs back incident. They came from woodlands police to mtendere. Still we kept on risking because that was the only source of income we had.

    Umpawi, ubuchushi , being marginalised is one of the worst thing in life. You end selling in such un health premises.

    Start a project of educating street vendors the dangers of dirty environment thereafter arrange for them suitable premises.

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