Police, LCC Issues Ultimatum To Street Vendors

Police, LCC Issues Ultimatum To Street Vendors

Street Vendors in Kitwe @ Shoprite entrance
Lusaka province minister Colonel Gerry Chanda has issued a 7 day ultimatum to the police to ensure that Cairo road is cleared off street vending.

And Colonel Chanda has issued a 90 day ultimatum to the Lusaka City Council to ensure that all business houses in Lusaka, Chongwe and places are painted.

Colonel Chanda says government does not what to see the situation of street vending along Lumumba road and freedom way filtering into Cairo road.

He tells QFM says the ultimatum is with immediate effect and is non-negotiable.

Colonel Chanda says Cairo road must be left to operate freely without street vending while government is attending to the situation along Lumumba road and freedom way.

He notes that anyone found conducting business along Cairo road will be arrested and prosecuted without compromise.

And Colonel Chanda has warned that government will have no choice but to revoke trading licenses of business houses that will not adhere to the directive to paint their shops and mend and maintain their pavements.

The provincial minister notes that it is so unfortunate that business houses only want to make profits without taking care of their areas, when it is their responsibility and needs no reminder.

49 Responses to "Police, LCC Issues Ultimatum To Street Vendors"

  1. Kapyamo   June 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Ma venda bakadya ku farm yako????

  2. bana mpundu   June 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Ala chawama ichintu icho! Cairo road is stinking, infact the entire city is smelling of urine and poop. Please can that be extended to freedom way and Lumumba with immediate effect.

  3. Kasman   June 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm


  4. MAL DATA   June 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm


  5. John Chinena   June 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Let us have sanity. They will still sell from markets and we shallfollowthem there. Good move Lusaka, hope other towns will follow suit soon

  6. likaki nyau nyau   June 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Why exert unecessary energied on hapless vendors when illegal squatters are building houses on the national railway line between Chawama and Lilayi? As matter of fact some families have even moved into these homes with one of these houses just 11m from the rail line!

  7. Tonga Bull   June 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    The doctor tod me yesterday that i have HIV\AIDS which has also affected my brain.Sometimes i dnt knw what i speak please people dnt take me seriusly when i insult Sata.Im under depression,life is not easy.

  8. Chanda USA   June 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Thumbs up my PF gov.Lets bring sanity in our City.HH,whats yo comment?Hang yoself chikala!

  9. MWALITU GONGA BA SATA   June 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    You swallow chloroquine ,yet its bitter.Venda out.Capital city,,,,,yes yes yes…..PF or no PF the city is dirty the last time i was in zambia

  10. Wanyafye Leopards   June 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Can we deal with vendors once and for all? Each business must be conducted in its rightful place. Can you imagine what would happen if I also started mining copper or limestone in Cairo Rd since I am in mining?

  11. Wanyafye Leopards   June 20, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    And does it make civic sense for big companies like Airtel and MTN to occupy a ramshackle in Chisekesi or Mwandi and paint it their corporate colours and start selling BB’s? Laws should be passed to compel such companies to put up proper structures, even small ones. So after 90 days painting, order them to build proper structures mr. minister.

  12. kakolwe   June 20, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    this is what you need to do. Clean up the mess that our president created by making vending free for all. We still have time to make redress. We need a clean Zambia. All provincial ministers take a leaf from the soldier in Lusaka.

  13. JT   June 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    About time, MMD made Lusaka a dirty town by not chasing the vendors away. Lumumba rd is a no go for cars.

  14. dass   June 20, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Markets are also full.find an alternative place for these guys

  15. Yes,ubusaka ebumi bane.   June 20, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Yes,ubusaka ebumi bane.

  16. Tonga Bull   June 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    ” The only thing neccessary for the truimph of evil is for good men to do nothing”

    you pf cadres if you think pretending to be me will make me stop exposing your corrupt government then you are in for a suprise. i will continue to expose that fool called micheal satanyoko and if you want to debate real issues do it straight up instead of pretending to me on this blog. nyose ba pf machende anu, nyose ba pf muli mazyu.

  17. Bacholar   June 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Iwe tonga bull yaba

  18. Namwanga bull   June 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    @Tonga bull…Ufita ulufwono mukongo wanoko sulunyoko..Patuti..How can you call the head of state like that.

  19. Patrick mwanza   June 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Tumfweko, this is too much. You cant publish such insults to the head of state and the rulling party. We cant just allow such. Close this site pliz, twapapata. The writer called ‘Tonga Bull’ must be traced. Infact he is not even a Tonga. Tongas have alot of respect for our National leaders and the rulling party. Our able Security Officers shud pliz quickly move in and investigate this writer. Check his/her E-mail address, for we can only put comments on this site(tumfweko) when one writes his/her E-mail.

  20. kakolwe   June 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm


  21. david   June 21, 2012 at 6:13 am

    its not a matter of making the PF unpopular,its all about sanity.we have a number of modern markets but we are shanning them.let us have a clean zambia and a better country to live in. its better to become unpopular for what is good for the nation.minister splease bring sanity to zambia

  22. Mosquito   June 21, 2012 at 6:45 am

    @ tonga bull, which school did u go to? Indeed you got a degree of shame in insulting elders, resolve your problems and chech your tongue. Insults will not take u anywhere, the head of state is an elderly man jst like your father but respect must be cardinal to all. If left unchecked, this site will be closed coz of chaps like u so pliz tame your mouth, u stink. We will give another degree if u control your stinking mouth ass,,,h.o.l.e.

  23. bionic woman   June 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    I’v never bought anything from a street vendor. How does it feel?

  24. Kapanda Hesh'ima   June 21, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Very good move, but make the built markets operational by making it purely illegal to trade along the road, no corruption when allocation of stands. If vendors were clean enough, it could have helped maybe but we need a clean Zambia.

  25. bionic woman   June 21, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I’v never bought anything from a street vendor, how does it feel?

  26. Lombe   June 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Col. Chanda, you are the man, sir yes sir!

  27. Thief Justice   June 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

    eh yeh batamfyeni bamakaka

  28. Kangwa Bernaedette   June 21, 2012 at 8:43 am

    yes vendors should be out of the street, the city is too dirty. compare with other cities in Africa.

  29. kapandula   June 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

    independent heads are able to make sound decisions.un like the head of state who is still dancing to the tune of the post in order to make a decision.for instance the critical complaint of the judgement of th 14bm forced ukwa to make judiciary reforms.in more democratically nations such decisions have to be lobbed from all stakeholders not from un individual.

  30. Yamwela   June 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Thumbs up please do the same to all towns arrest all street venders lets keep Zambia clean. It must not be only Cairo rd it must be all the streets until proper stalls are made. You must know these venders need water and toilets now since they cant find them in the streets they end up urinating and shiting anywhare.

  31. dnice   June 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Are you sure the president wont tell this minister off in public for doing this to the people who gave him (minister) the job he has today? lets wait and see. ba tumfweko please be on the look out for this

  32. Phiri   June 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Please ladies and gentlemen this site will be the most wonderfull to read if we stop insults to our leaders or to each other. As a christian nation please lets avoid insults after all we are all beautyfull and handsome Zambians.

  33. dnice   June 21, 2012 at 11:39 am

    @ phiri, really!!!

  34. ven   June 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Insele mwambo!!but let’s leave Sata,hh,chipumo and the other party leaders out of this,even though hh Libolo I can’t say aba akalibolo hh awe coz he’s a leader for the fools in up en down party.

  35. dw   June 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    clean the streets pliz we begg u.@tonga bull may you also be insulted by your children and every child you wil find bcoz u hv no respect for elders mr sata is no different from ur father iwe.

  36. Mpundu   June 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Pepo wanted change and this is what it takes.
    vendors are now cryin…….

  37. South African   June 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    President Michael Sata has told international delegates and other presidents that whiskey pollutes the environment.
    Sata who is attending the Rio+20 world conference on climate change and sustainable development in Rio, Brazil was speaking Wednesday evening.
    During his remarks, Sata invited the delegates to travel to Zambia next year to attend the United Nations World Tourism Conference which will be co-hosted by Zimbabwe .
    “Come to Zambia and see what we have. We will waive some visa requirements and give you a visa on arrival.
    “We have enough water for everyone, including the Greeks and Italians. We have wild animals and there is a lot more to see. The only thing we do not have in abundance is whiskey and that is because whiskey pollutes the environment,” he said.

  38. Pulamasaka   June 21, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    let all of them vacate..!

  39. class   June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    @mosquito, how do you advise the so called bull something, to stop insulting by isulting him?, not rily a good idea coz he will know you are like him and he will not take you serious. when a fool and the right minded person fight or argue, it is dificot to make a distinction as to which one of the two is a fool. two wrongs cant make things right.

  40. Jane   June 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    you are working thats why we voted for you otherwise these vendors are fond of stealing from moving vehicles especially during pick hours

  41. kapuli wa ng'ongo   June 22, 2012 at 5:25 am

    @likaki nyau nyau, is it true that people have built houses on the railway reserve land which is 50meters on either side of the railway line? surely this worse than street vending!

  42. Chansa wibatiina bwingi   June 22, 2012 at 5:39 am



    Zambians woke up to a rude shock as a north bound goods train operated by Spoornet on concession from Zambia Railways killed at least 100 people who were asleep in their houses built hardly 15metres west of the railway line south of lusaka.

    the horror was described as the worst calamity to befall the country since the 70s when a similar number of lives were lost in the explosives accident and mine flooding in Mufulira.

    Certain citizens, though blamed govt for refusing to demolish these houses as they were being built way back in 2012 between Chawana and Lilayi

  43. DOC PHIRI   June 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    i will wait my president to come back from Brazil then i will kno the truth

  44. Penias   June 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    The LCC should find time to plans to build toilets in lusaka town , or i mean a Public toilet, because you always find urine all over.

  45. likaki nyau nyau   June 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    @chabwingi …this is forward thinking sad as it may appear.a.the anrchy of letting people build on the rsilway line and on top of the bulk water transmission pipe in Libala is a time bomb waiting to explode. WILL HOVEVER IS RESPONSIBLE BETWEEN ZAMBIA RAILWAYS, RAILWAY SYSTEMS, LUSAKS CITY COUNCIL, MINISTRY OF LANDS, MINISTRY OF TRASNPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS PLEASE TAKR YHID UP

  46. likaki nyau nyau   June 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    @chabwingi …this is forward thinking sad as it may appear.a.the anrchy of letting people build on the rsilway line and on top of the bulk water transmission pipe in Libala is a time bomb waiting to explode. WILL HOVEVER IS RESPONSIBLE BETWEEN ZAMBIA RAILWAYS, RAILWAY SYSTEMS, LUSAKS CITY COUNCIL, MINISTRY OF LANDS, MINISTRY OF TRASNPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS PLEASE TAKE THIS UP?

  47. AM   June 22, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    can we compare the statements made by the following people.
    1. silva Masebo
    street vending should come to an end.

    2. Micheal Sata
    leave street vendors that’s where they get their food.

    3. Col. G Chanda

    Seven day ultnentum vendors should move out of the streets.

    who is saying the truth and these leaders not from the same party and government? please honest answers

  48. Chunga Nalasha   June 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Guy Scott is on record having stated the position of government on street vending in very clear terms this morning in Parliament. “Government will not remove street vendors from the streets until the PF government finds jobs for them.” What a misdirection! To the contrary, street vendors are already self-employed. All they need is relocation to convinient market places that promise an equal patronage (flow) of customers. They also need an assurance that those market places will be free of political interference (cadre manipulation). Believe me guys the police-LCC’s ultimatum to street vendors is a non-starter. (Uncoordinated Actions / Reactions / Responses / Planning).

  49. kapuli wa ngo'ngo   June 22, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Ba Tunfweko bushe tamunfwile ati Father Ignatius Mwebe has died?

    of kate you are disappointing….wait until my blog with Likaki nyau nyau and Chabwingi starts….