Kitwe City Council remove Chinese street vendors after complaints from local vendors


Kitwe CBD after the street vendors were removed
Kitwe CBD after
the street vendors were removedOFFICERS of Kitwe City Council
(KCC) yesterday confiscated goods belonging to Chinese
traders who were conducting business on the streets in the
central business district.

This follows complaints by local street vendors who were
recently removed from the streets by the local authority.

KCC assistant public relations manager Dona Mbalwe said in an
interview yesterday the officers confiscated phones and phone
machines from the Chinese nationals who were conducting
business on the street.

“We had a meeting yesterday with the street vendors who were
complaining that we have allowed some Chinese nationals to
operate on the streets. So this morning [Wednesday], we
raided the central business district and confiscated their
goods,” she said.

Kitwe has recently witnessed an increase in the number of
Chinese nationals selling merchandise on the streets.

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