Reform to Transform movement led by Presdient Peter Mutharika’s fierce critic, Z Allan Ntata and Chikumbutso Mtumodzi on Thursday 17 March was meeting streetvendors whose goods were confiscated by Lilongwe City Council (LCC).
The meeting was organized to finding a solution on how to recover the confiscated goods from LCC or get compensation from government’s Youth Development Fund (YEDEF)’s K6 billion.
“As patriotic Malawians and good Christians we feel sorry for our brothers whose goods were confiscated. These vendors depend on vending for survival and looking at the current financial crisis that this country is currently going through, we feel it’s not fair,” said Mtumodzi.
The organization is requesting government to either give back the goods or give each vendor an amount of K40, 000. The amount is also being proposed for those who were physically attacked or injured during the LCC cleanup exercise.
LCC has lately been chasing vendors trading illegally in the city’s streets.
In February, Reform to Transform Organization also organized a media briefing at Bridge View Hotel where they highlighted several issues affecting the country and demanded for Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe’s resignation.
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