Lilongwe market traders call off protests against street vendors

Lilongwe market vendors have called off protests against street vendors in the city after authorities promised to drive all vendors into markets.

Lilongwe market was on standstill

The vendors staged demonstrations in Old Town, Lilongwe against the street vendors whom they accused of getting an upper hand in the trade over the market vendors.

They accused the government of deliberately failing to clear the street vendors off the streets, saying this forces people to buy items from the streets rather than the designated council markets.

Director of Commerce and Trade at Lilongwe city council Grecian Mbwambwa said the council would drive the street vendors out of the streets.

Kaunjika section of the main market vendors leader Lyson Chilunga said the protests have been called off after noticing that the council was now committed to sweep the streets of the vendors.

The ministry of Local government and Rural Development last month halted an exercise to sweep the streets of the vendors, citing the current political tension as the reason.

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Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

They question is, are you going to accommodate them in the designated market.

Mpawihe
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Where there is no leadership, people lead themselves! Thanks Lilongwe Market vendors for fighting to make our streets clean. Street vendors have clogged the city and no powers that may be seemed to care

Matcheso
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Let’s be serious in doing things please !

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kodi mu nsikamo munalowamo inu a council????? ndalama zomwe mumaika mmatumba mwanu ndi zomwe zikanalongosola msika. tizibonyila ta a polisi tija kucotsa ndi kukulitsa msika. malo omwe mukuwagulitsa kwa amwenyewa ,inu kumangapo nyumba za ma polisi. how can one believe nyumba ya mpolisi looking like cimbudzi ca pa nsika and yet someone has villas, 6☆ hotels and mansions, family trips abroad on taxpayers moneys!!!!! nde lelo ngati mukuwacotsa ma vendor mu nseu mukawapanikiza patipo??? talk of the bus depot, yongotimata phula mmaso, do you call it a bus depot? min buses ground, what is that??? nyasi zenizeni. no dongosolo .… Read more »