Karonga market shut down: Council force traders to pay revenue

Council officials in Karonga the northern part of Malawi on Wednesday shut down the district main market forcing the vendors to pay revenue.

Women  outside the Karonga market waiting for officials to open the trading center

Women outside the Karonga market waiting for officials to open the trading center

Vendors at the DC's office demanding the officials to open the market.

Vendors at the DC’s office demanding the officials to open the market.

The development follows Tuesday’s demonstration in which the district vendors petitioned the council that they will not pay market revenue till the office of the District Commissioner resolve the problems that the market is facing.

Among other things the vendors demanded that the district council should adhere to the agreement they signed that the 25 percent of the revenue collected should be used in the managing the market.

The decision angered the council officials who hired the law enforcers to guard the market the morning of Wednesday forcing the market users to pay tax if they want to trade.

The District Administration Officer Games Tembo said: “We called them to have a meeting but it seems they did not want to cooperate to that so have decided to close the market until they pay revenue.”

Adding that “those who will agree to pay the fee. Will be allowed to enter to do their trading.”

Godwin Ghambi the district main market chairperson said they will not allow to be intimidated.

“We will not agree and also we will not be intimidated. They need to hear our concerns as well,” said Ghambi.

Adding that: “if our belongings will be damaged, we will take them to court so that they compensate us for the damages.”

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apundi says
Guest

musapereke ndalamazo ayi, zimapita kuti akachita makani a khonsolo memanani muotche ndi kuwagenda basi

Chimangenimapiko
Guest

An advice to all the market vendors in Malawi: Trading at council market is not a right. If you see that the market is not conducive to you, move on to a better market. You are not forced to trade in one market for life. Karonga council, use your by-laws to punish these stupid vendors. Close the market for a week adya matope amenewo.

kangaroo
Guest

Comment inu Atumbuka Lipilani rentals bwanji Kodi mtudzu?

Clement
Guest

Akukana kupeleka revenue wa ndiaku tanzania,matayifa sia malawi.ndiye kungowawuza kuti anyamuke basi

chidumayo
Guest

A Khonsolo kuba mavenda amapeleka misonkho tsiku ndi tsiku koma mukulephela kukonza zimbudzi, kuchotsa zinyalala mumisika yambiri mumaboma ambiri mdziko muno. Go hard wena Karonga. Ndalama zathu za matikiti zikupita kuti.

Mbanangwa
Guest

Fighting for my rights, do not step on my toes!

Emmatuwa
Guest

Amalawi mwafika penapake kodi ufulu wa democracy ndi umenewu osalipira msonkho
Mavenda inu ndi akuba mukufuna dziko lino likhale mu umphawi. stupid Venda pay tax nowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Winnie phiri
Guest

More fire ma vendors aku Karonga. These assembly officials does not consider vending as a proffession, and yet they are renting in our houses. Ur friends in Kronga main market have shown them a yellow card. Next is Rumphi main market. All officials shall be shown a red card. They are so corrupt.

Pwiyapwiya
Guest

Tawapaseni boma lawo azikana kupereka misonkho awone ngati dziko lawolo lingazAyende lopanda tax.Zindere zakufikapo…

Musa Kilimanjaro
Guest

its the poorest of the poor who always suffer

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