NDC Mayoral candidate Saboi Imboela has promised to reintroduce street vending once elected as Lusaka Mayor.
Ms Imboela says the decision to ban street vending by the Pf was not well thought.Ms. Imboela has pledged to ensure that vending is properly regulated in the Capital city. She added that street vending is allowed even in highly developed countries.
She wondered why the PF is upbeat about vending when they have failed to create jobs.
The NDC Mayoral hopeful said she will allow vending to be done on selected days and on selected streets of the city. The NDC candidate added that she will ensure that the council formulates a waste management policy specifically where vending will be done.
This will be done to ensure that streets are not littered. Ms.Imboela noted that standby sanitary facilities and water vessels will be put in place where vendors will trade from.
The NDC Mayoral candidate has regretted that the removal of vendors has brought about untold misery among families.
She noted that because of the ban in street vending, the crime wave in Lusaka has swelled.Ms. Imboela said the informal sector plays a key role in the development of the country. She has described vendors as partners in development.
Ms Imboela said that the Lusaka city council will benefit from the reintroduction of vending through revenue collection.