strit vendors.jpgThe Zimbabwe Home Industries and Markets Association has given a 21 day ultimatum to Harare City Council to clear the air over the issue of unregistered flea markets and vendors.

This follows the association’s concerns over the increase in illegal vendors and flea markets in several parts of the city.
 
Zimbabwe Home Industries and Markets Association President, Mr.  Onisimo Gore said on the sidelines of the organisation’s executive council meeting ,failure by the city fathers in dealing with the unlicensed vendors as well as flea markets is adversely affecting registered operators.

 

 “We are not happy with the way the Harare City Council is handling  the issue of flea-markets,”said Mr. Gore.

 

Mr.  Gore said the association is proposing government to take over the running of Chitungwiza Town Council ,alleging mismanagement especially in the allocation of flea market stands.

 

 “We are also not happy with the way the Chitungwiza Town Council is operating and we are looking forward to government intervention,”added Mr Gore.

 

 Recently traders at Mupedzanhamo market in Harare have complained that they are losing business to some unlicenced vendors who have set up shop adjacent to their market place yet are not paying rent to the council.