Zimbabwe Vendors seek to regularise operations

The Harare City Council says some vendors are engaging the local authority to be allocated proper vending stalls.

This comes as the 48 hours ultimatum given to vendors to vacate undesignated plaes expires this Sunday.

Now the Harare City Council says it is overwhelmed by some vendors who are seeking to regularise their vending activities.

“We are indeed overwhelmed and we are assisting the law abiding vendors,” Harare City Council Spokesperson, Mr Michael Chideme said.

A survey by the ZBC News in Harare however indicates that some errant vendors are not ready to vacate the streets.

Last week, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo gave a 48 hour reprieve to all vendors in the country.

Illegal vending has caused an eye sore in most towns and cities and the development has the potential to discourage foreign investment.

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