NCC spokesperson Tilyenji Mwanza says the council technocrats met with the District Commissioner George Chisulo and Acting Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya have opted as a temporary measure to close the Livingstone, Chisokone ring road to accommodate some of the street vendors removed from the street.
“The identified spot will be made available for trade in less than 48hrs and will accommodate about 400 traders.
“The identification procedure was done in consultation with market representatives,” Mwanza states.
She explained that displaced street vendors will be allocated trading space by the council department of housing.
“It is for this reason we are advising street vendors not to pay any money to any individuals who will claim they will give them stands.
“The Local Authority would also like to appeal to all traders in the habit of returning to the streets after work hours to desist from doing so as street vending has been banned,” Mwanza states.