The Patriotic Front in North Western province has backed calls by the ruling party’s Secretary General to direct councils to stop harassing street vendors.

PF provincial chairperson Jackson Kungo says just as stated by the Secretary General, councils across the country North western province inclusive should revisit the issue of street vendors by finding an amicable way of dealing with it.

He said ruling party was founded on the pro-poor principle therefore it will not tolerate the harassing of vendors.

‘’On behalf of the party in the province, I wish to state categorically that we are in full support of our Secretary General’s directive that councils should not harassing street vendors,’’ he said.

He said the ruling PF was voted for by the same poor people that are being harassed.

He said the party will not relent in making sure that the poor people actively participate and benefit from the economic development of the country as highlighted in the PF manifesto.

‘’To us, street vendors are our people and anyone beating them will also be dealt with,’’ he said.

He suggested that councils should dedicate some streets to street vendors and provide facilities such as water and toilets for them and be given serious conditions to be cleaning where they are trading.

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    • This is total nonsense … how can we go back to dirty streets and potential death traps through disease infected trading posts in the open.

      If PF wants to provide a livelihood for its constituents, it has enough money to build descent trading places as opposed to forcing councils to break human health statutes for the sake of winning elections.

      This is nonsense of the highest order!!! How are we going to keep Zambia clean???

      Stop this nonsense, PF!!!

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    • It’s time to fire Mwila … he has no jurisdiction over what councils and health officials consider cardinal to human safety and health.

      Mwila must go, period!!!

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    • Politics of dirty must end and be left in the past. The moment we move away from the topic of dirty another leader brings it back. Are we that dirty that we can’t do away with street vendors. Please we can do better than this.

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  1. Our mayors and city councilors are elected officials. These cockroaches have no right, or constitutional backing to attack people that are actually looking out for the well being of the general populace. We as a people will defend the city councils.

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  2. This mwila guy is becoming a nuisance, a party guy making decisions for the whole country. He seems to have more power than lungu ordering the firing of police officers, closing prime news and now wants to grab the Sesheke seat using the courts. We need to reclaim our country from this illiterate chap

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  3. Let us like the president support our city councils. It is people like Davis Mwila, who lost to an independent for his MP seat, that are destroying the country.

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  4. How in the world do you ask people to vote for you so that they can disobey council laws? Just set up or build market places to promote cleanliness and order. These leaders have very short memories of devastating cholera outbreaks associated with street vending and lack of cleanliness. These leaders do not know what progress is.

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  5. Davies mwila, listen we are Zambians first and party cadres second. Please leave the council to do its job via professionals more academically learned than you. You have made a mistake on this one mbulalifulu iwe. Reality is what it is. Leave the councils alone. You are a PF general secretary and not a government worker or part of the government ministries.

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  6. THIS KA lu.natic bas.tard Kungo is a dull muntu. how can street vending with all the dirty it attracts be welcomed in a country?. learn from Rwanda for goodness sake. There are alot of trading areas in every town. street vending is a NO. Pf has lunatics in places

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