Malawi/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/115 views /malawi Mzuzu City main market committee presses council to flush out illegal vendors – Malawi Nyasa Timesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Mzuzu City Main Market committee has asked Mzuzu City Council (MCC) to address illegal vending which has been a thorny issue for the past two years. Vendors plying their trade in Mzuzu City The committee says it is high time the council started outlawing street vending as it poses an advantage to some vendors who ply their trade in designated markets. Chairperson of the committee, James Kasambala, Monday told Malawi News Agency that previously, the council was failing to flush out illegal vendors due to alleged political pressure as the country was preparing for the May 21 tripartite elections. Kasambala alleged that some politicians advised the council officials not to drive out the vendors fearing that the move would have negative effects on the said politicians’ actions. “Now that the campaign period is over and that people have elected their leaders, we need the council to flex its muscles to drive out these illegal vendors. “We do not want to see them again in the streets but rather they should go to designated markets which government through the MCC constructed,” said Kasambala. He further explained that it is close to three months since MCC stopped collecting market levies from its main market as vendors inside were refusing to pay market fees considering that the illegal vendors were not paying the same. “We feel it is very unfair for the council to be failing to collect levies as you might be aware that the council is rocked in deep financial problems. “We believe that if all the vendors are located in designated markets, the council would be collecting a lot of money to cushion its financial woes,” said Kasambala. Speaking in a separate interview, MCC spokesperson, McDonald Gondwe said the council did not stop chasing the illegal vendors from plying their trade in undesignated places. He said efforts to drive away the illegal vendors were hampered by logistical and financial constraints the council is currently facing. “MCC has at no any point stopped driving out these illegal vendors, the only thing that have been affecting our patrols was logistical in nature as you know we do not necessarily do this job alone, we work with other partners such as Malawi Police Services,” said Gondwe. Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV : ALSO READ 10 SIGNS MEN SHOW WHEN THEY DON’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:malawi share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleWhat Buhari told FCT delegation about ‘necessary evil’ (FULL SPEECH) – Premium Times Nigerianext articleECAM expresses need to promote entrepreneurship skills – Malawi Nyasa TimesRelated Posts448 shares Malawi/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Castel future under threatMalawi/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Councillors perks hikedJoy as MPs are sworn in‘Malawi to implement AfDB dvt priorities’South Africa Soldiers Exchange fire with Mozambique Border PoliceMutharika Calls on Cadets to Celebrate ResponsiblyOusted Egypt President Mohamed Morsy dies in court42 Dead in Horrific Road Accidents in SAReserve Bank Manager Mchakulu arrested over MK354 million fraudAirtel, FA Malawi satisfied with 2019 Top 8 Cup – Malawi Nyasa Times Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.