LILONGWE—It’s now only four days to go before their deadline to move to their designated trading area but some vendors in Malangalanga, Lilongwe say they won’t be leaving.
A woman selling tangerines stated that she wasn’t ready to move because the flea market is too small to accommodate all vendors. Besides, business is slow there, she said.
But the chairperson of the vendors and city and government authorities were firm when they announced the 20th July, 2012 deadline.
People complain that vendors plying their trade along the streets are a nuisance as they congest the streets, make them dirty and are known to be verbally abusive to people just mind their own business.
Vendors started returning to the streets in Lilongwe after there was regime change which saw then Vice Pres Joyce Banda assuming power following the sudden death of Pres Bingu wa Munthalika on 5th April, 2012. Last year the vendors, who fought with police, moved to the flea market after the government insisted they had to leave the streets.
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