The Lusaka City Council-LCC implores traders who were recently relocated from the roadside into Chilenje Market to continue operating from the designated market.

In a statement, LCC Public relations Manager Chola Mwamba said the markets provide the necessary infrastructure and amenities, including electricity, water supply, sanitation, and parking, essential for smooth business operations and progression.

She said these amenities not only enhance the working environment but also contribute to a positive customer experience.

Ms. Mwamba noted that trading from the streets poses significant risks that can hinder business, as it attracts legal restrictions leading to fines, as street vending remains illegal.

Ms. Mwamba said the the Council will therefore not hesitate to demolish any makeshift stall illegally erected in the city.

She said the local authority has observed that many traders have resorted to indiscriminately disposing of waste generated during the course of their business, with some using the drainage system as dumping points, resulting in the accumulation of garbage and making the streets filthy, contrary to the Solid Waste Regulation and Management Act number 20 of 2018.

And the Local Authority’s public relations manager encouraged members of the public to report to the Council anyone found dumping waste illegally.

Ms. Mwamba said the Local Authority is committed to creating a thriving marketplace where businesses flourish and customers find value.

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