Several marketeers in Kalulushi have called on government to uphold the late President Michael Sata’s empowerment programmes for traders the country.
The marketeers told ZANIS that government should allow them to continue trading on the streets in honour of the late Mr. Sata’s desire to empower them.
One of the street vendors Marian Musonda said the person that would take over as President of Zambia should not remove the street vendors as that was their only way of survival.
Mrs. Musonda, who sells fruits at Depot bus station in Kalulushi, told ZANIS in an interview yesterday that the late President had a heart for poor people.
Rose Mwila, another trader, said street vendors had no problem with the people around the area because they always kept the surroundings clean.
Mwila explained that traders pay the local authority for using the place and hoped that the person who would be President will continue with where the late President Sata left.
And a bus driver at Deport station, Emmanuel Bwalya, said he and his colleagues were mourning because President Sata was really a father of the nation.
Bwalya urged the Zambian people to elect a leader that would put the people’s interests first.
He said the late President made available good clinics, good roads and schools for the people.
He added that the clinics in Kalulushi were never short of drugs and health personnel.