Chipata Municipal Council officers pounce on Illegal street vendors trading from private property in Chipata.

A combined team of police and council officers Friday morning swung into action to remove illegal street vendors trading from private property in Chipata.

The officers confiscated various goods among them second hand clothes, bags and herbal medicines from the street vendors found at Great East Mall.

Last week, illegal street vendors trading along the corridors of the shopping mall were given an ultimatum to stop trading from there, following a petition by the shop owners to the local authority.

The illegal street vendors however, deified the directive and continued trading from the shopping mall.

Meanwhile, the council has also confiscated a number of boxes containing sachets of alcoholic drinks commonly known as Tujilijili from traders at Saturday and M’chini markets.

Council Public Relations Officer, Taonga Kaonga told Breeze News that the council has also closed bars from Magazine market for operating during awkward hours.

Ms. Kaonga says that the council will not tolerate any person trading without following the rules and regulations of the local authority.


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