Hundreds of Zambia Police officers supervising council police have been deployed in Lusaka’s Central Business District to repel street vendors along the corridors.
Street vending is an illegal undertaking following the signing of Statutory Instrument number 12 of 2018 by the minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale last year.
But following the same minister’s directive recently that council police should not harass street vendors or even confiscate their merchandise, some unscrupulous suspected cadres yesterday started dividing trading places on the streets illegally.
But following the street vending activities which got out of hand recently, police officers have been deployed in town to repel vendors.
Most parts of the CBD have been cleared off the street as a result of police officers’ presence.