Govt to deal with vendors who sell items on open spaces & pavements in Harare
Responding to questions from senators yesterday, Local Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere said that Government will soon deal with illegal vendors who sell their items on open spaces and pavements in urban areas especially Harare.
You have someone coming to sell their wares in front of someone’s shop who is paying rates, it’s not fair. I was walking in First Street and some pavements are now impassable. We have space barons who sell space that doesn’t belong to them, it’s criminal. The unfortunate part is that our council has taken a blind eye to this and I was saying to the deputy mayor (Enock Mupamawonde) when I was with him this morning during the clean-up that enough is enough. This has to come to an end. We are going to deal with this situation. We can’t allow this lawlessness (illegal vending) to go on.