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Zambia – Street vending contributes to cholera – Mangani

Zambia – Street vending contributes to cholera – Mangani

Government has observed that street vending and unsanitary conditions at public places were some of the major contributing factors to the out break of cholera in the country.

Lusaka Province Minister, Lameck Mangani, said the general public should be mindful of the manner they dispose off refuse in order to avoid and control diarrheal diseases.

Mr. Mangani said this yesterday when a 33 member committee of the Soweto Market Development committee paid a courtesy call on him to urge government to open the market soon.

He has meanwhile, pledged government’s commitment to improving the social sector aimed at uplifting the welfare of Zambians by encouraging them to participate in income generating activities.

He said government would soon work on the access road leading to the new market and establish a bus station in line with Bus Station and Market Act.

Lusaka province minister Lameck Mangani is mobbed by marketeers at the newly erected soweto market when he went to inspect the facility.

Lusaka province minister Lameck Mangani is mobbed by marketeers at the newly erected Soweto market when he went to inspect the facility

Mr. Mangani said government was ready to open the market to the public.

He reiterated that government would ensure that transparency prevails in the allocation of trading spaces especially to those who had their stalls razed down to pave way for the construction of the market.

Earlier, Soweto Market Development Committee Chairperson, Albert Phiri appealed to the government to expedite the commissioning of the market to curb street vending in town.

Mr. Phiri told the minister that his committee had also identified two sites in Lusaka which have about 5,000 trading spaces, adding that one of them has all the necessary social amenities for use by the marketeers.

Yesterday, Mr. Mangani toured the new Soweto market to ensure that everything was in place before President Rupiah Banda commissions it.

Source – Lusaka Times

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