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Kasama street vendors defy directive to vacate the streets

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Street vendors in Kasama District have remained defiant and have not adhered to the directive given by the local authority for them to vacate the streets and trade from designated areas.

A check by the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) found vendors who trade near Shoprite stores and other places within the Central Business District doing their daily business.

The vendors have, however, urged the Kasama Municipal Council to open a market for them in the midst of the Central Business District (CBD) at the former market place.

“Let the council move the truck’s parking place to another location and construct a new market where the old one stood,” said Monica Chanda.

And when contacted for a comment, Kasama Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations Manager Charity Chaiwila said the directive to stop street vending is country wide.

Ms Chaiwila said the council had before given the vendors an ultimatum to move to designated trading places.

She added that the council will soon move in  to remove the street vendors when logistics are put in place.

The Kasama Municipal Council last week issued an ultimatum of August 9, 2023, for all vendors in the CBD to vacate and start trading from designated markets.

In another development, Kasama District Commissioner Elizabeth Goma has called on both government and private institutions to construct path ways to enable people living with disabilities access their premises.

And Kasama Mayor Theresa Kolala expressed gratitude that the district administration is making slopes on its building to enable persons with disabilities access government offices.

Mrs Kolala who paid a courtesy call on Mrs Goma said the district administration has set a good example for everyone to follow.

12 COMMENTS

  1. New data show that the effects of homophobia and exclusion could be costing economies billions of dollars. In a panel discussion organized by the World Bank, participants discussed the findings of a new study that developed and tested an economic model to measure the cost of excluding sexual minorities.
    The study highlights that in India, where homosexual behaviour is criminalized and no protective legislation exists for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, it is estimated that up to 1.7% of GDP is lost in one year due to homophobia and exclusion of LGBT.

    • Then why is the Chinese economy thriving where such nonsense is unacceptable? Do not use selective data to try to push an economic justification. Gays are minorities, how can a minority have a material economic impact? Before we raise the economic question, you have failed the commonsense question.

    • Gatsby I can tell you are a very ignorant person. The study was undertaken in India which is one of the biggest economies in the world. The results are telling you that even countries like China could be performing many times better if they had gay friendly laws. Do you know that it was many gay friendly companies and businesses that played a role in helping upnd win elections? Do you know that gays contribute to the aid you receivd through the taxes they pay in gay friendly countries? Why don’t I see you homophobes refusing the aid because it is from gay friendly countries?

  2. The Problem we act as if we’re a developed country spending billions on Presidential foreign trips whilst the majority of Zambians are suffering…Presidential Jet from country to country and we can’t even construct proper trading areas

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  3. I wish there was a best way to reset human brain like the way we do factory reset with computers or mobile phones. We could have done that way back with homosexuals. They are so psychopaths….

  4. I am very optimistic that Wagner one day will leave this world, we don’t need such kind of people like him who possess stupid thinking and nobody will even attend his funeral service. You will burn in hell forever.

  5. I bet you’re the one who’s absolutely useless in this world. I feel so sorry for your father who has had a useless person like you…… one day you will face harsh consequences for your gay thing….just go to Dubai or other countries and see what you can encounter there. They will stone you to death……

    • I don’t visit backward countries like dubai. My father knows am gay and is happy and proud of who I am. I.am meeting my parents on Saturday for lunch with my boyfriend who just came back from Italy. Let me guess, you will spend your weekend arguing with your woman who you can’t satisfy. Your landlord is helping you

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