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Kambwili Wants Vendors Back On The Streets

National Democratic Focus leader Chishimba Kambwili says street vendors should be taken back to the streets with immediate effect.

Kambwili addressed himself as NDC leader for the first time despite being a Patriotic Front lawmaker for Roan constituency.

Kambwili, who is the Roan Constituency Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament, told an NDC press briefing that his opposition political party was of the view that street vendors were being used as a scapegoat for the garbage in Lusaka that is fuelling the cholera pandemic.

He said that the problem fueling cholera was not traders but the contaminated water that running in the taps across Lusaka.

Kambwili said that instead of chasing the vendors in the city they should be allowed back and ensure that cleaner facilities were put in place.

He said that vendors should be allocated at least two streets that should be kept clean within the city.

Kambwili said that vendors had been thrown off the streets for political reasons.

He said that President Edgar Lungu had solved a problem by creating a bigger problem.

“When President Michael Sata came into office he realised that there were very few jobs and removed Nkandu Luo as Local government minister for having tried to remove vendors off the streets,” Kambwili said.

Kambwili also used the occasion to dress down Daily Nation newspaper editor Richard Sakala as being paid to scandalize the NDC.

He said that Sakala had been given money by the PF to be writing negative stories about the NDC leadership.

Kambwili said that he had vowed never to pay attention to what Sakala wrote in his publication.

15 Comments

  1. Chiombo

    Let’s go ck

  2. Pelekelo Jack Sunday

    We want change!!!!,we want change !!!!!,we want change..!!!!!!

  3. Magenge

    Are these the people seeking rule Zambia, with very narrow minds? Sata made a mistake by allowing street vendors and Edgar or anyone else who allows them on the street will be making a big mistake. The truth is that they will find a place to trade. No streets ba Kambwili please

  4. Muma

    Removing street vendors from town for sure will be jeopardy.Let the GRZ provide 100% subsidy to their children’s education and food relief to their families.otherwise nzala itanta(hunger is bitter).

  5. George Mainza

    It was a very big mistake to chase away street vendors before looking for another suitable place so that they would continue with their business,the problem with us zambians is that, ,some of those employed workers when they enjoy eating and drinking, they forget and fail to plan for those who are on the grassroot level which is very very bad, mwe buteko bushe tamuleumfwa efyo tuleilishanya fwebantu benu?.

  6. Violet Banda

    Street vendors out of all the cities and towns. They should not be allowed back on to our streets. Kambwili is so dull, he does not think and ponder on matters properly. Abash street vending, Abash Kambwili

    • Victor

      Its not right to get those people back on the street . It doesn’t give them that human dignity for goodness sake ! Also, not only are they an obstruction to established business houses, but traffic as well ! Please let us think straight . What guarantee cholera won’t be back again ? In this century, not one soul is worth dying from this disgusting disease.

    • kufahakurambwe

      Right on.. CK & the likes have nothing new to offer Zambia #expiredcondoms

  7. Gumugumu blue mutwe

    With the scarcity of jobs in Zambia, it’s survival of the clever ones be it educated or uneducated. We have brothers and sisters that make their ends meet by trading in the streets,who are levied by the councils and taxed by Z.R.A by way of registration of TPIN. Yes,we accept the fact that the environments these traders do businesses is not conducive but what can one do with pending bills from civil to health? Those who are opposing street vending, what would you do different if you had to trade places with the venders? Harmonise street vending by legalizing it and putting back some of the levied money in cleaning the same streets.

  8. Jonathan Osman

    We love in Kitwe CK POWER FOR THE PEOPLE AND CHEERS

  9. Victor

    Its not right to get those people back on the street . It doesn’t give them that human dignity for goodness sake ! Also, not only are they an obstruction to established business houses, but traffic as well ! Please let us think straight . What guarantee cholera won’t be back again ? In this century, not one soul is worth dying from this disgusting disease.

  10. pilato

    chishimba is a corrupt man.He does not even have a goiter like an other man.His neck is round like a woman.

  11. Gugu

    Only the self centred politicians seeking cheap political kudos see street vending as a legal economic activity. Let them go back to the land and be productive than embarrass our country with all their filth!!!

  12. Esnart Zulu

    Yes they have to be back on the street because they don’t have job so how are they going to manager to pay school feel for they children.will have to think about others like widows,orphans and youths who don’t have job course many youths they don’t have job because of corruption job is for rich people only

  13. chewe f

    He is seeking support from vendors. They also need clean places where to trade not on streets.

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