“We will not be apologetic in enforcing by laws” Town Clerk: Council promises to work with police to arrest illegal informal traders

Written by on January 17, 2024

Marvelous Mpofu


The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has promised to work with the police to arrest informal traders working in illegal areas starting from the 2nd of February this year.

This was said by the Town Clerk Christopher Dube during a stakeholders meeting on Bulawayo Informal Economy which was held at the large city Hall yesterday.

Dube said Council will not be apologetic in enforcing by laws in order to deal with challenges such as congestion, littering, among others which are caused by informal traders in illegal spots.

“We will not be apologetic to enforcw enby laws, so from here all of you should go and do the right thing,” said Dube.

Dube encouraged informal traders to register their operations in order to get bays where they can operate legally and avoid arrest.

“We have one criteria for selecting individuals who want bays and vendors should register and follow the right protocol” said Dube.

The meeting was attended by vendors associations and shop owners with stakeholders suggesting solutions to problems caused by informal traders.

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