The Vendors complained that their businesses have been affected due to movements from one point to another in search of customers.
They said the local authority should consider giving them a chance to trade on the streets to help them earn a living.
“We are appealing to government and the council to allow us trade here (on the streets) because our conditions has led to business going down in search of customers, they should find a system of how they can help us the visually impaired, surely we cannot manage moving from one point to another in this condition,” one visually impaired street vendors said.
But when contacted for a comment, Ndola City Council Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza said there is already a law that restricts street vending in the country.
She said the local authority will place persons with disabilities as priorities when allocating market stands.
“There is a law already which bans street vendors but what we can do is give them priority when we start allocating market spaces because if we allow them on the streets others will also start joining,” Mwanza said.