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Gweru councillors call for vendors to reregister

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GWERU — Councillors have called for the re-registering of vendors at Kudzanai market stalls saying this would help bring sanity to the place and improve on council’s revenue collection.

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Moving the motion at a full council meeting last Friday, MDC-T councillor for Ward 4, Kenneth Sithole, said there was chaos at the Kudzanai market stalls and opaque operations of vendors deprived council of much-needed revenue.

“There are a lot of loopholes in the operation of vendors, particularly at Kudzanai rank market stalls,” Sithole said.

“It is not clear who operates where and how and there is need to reregister these vendors so that sanity prevails and council gets its dues from vendors.”

Sithole accused some senior council officials of owning several stalls and thereby depriving ordinary residents struggling to earn a living.

“We have met some senior council officials who go around bragging that they own more than five market stalls which they are sub-letting.

“This is against council policy, hence the need for an overhaul of the operation of vendors,” Sithole said.

Ward 10 councillor Charles Chikozho concurred saying the matter should be treated as urgent and a timeframe be set to deal with the mess at Kudzanai.

Finance director Edgar Mwedzi who was acting town clerk at the meeting, said council would adopt a decision to reregister all vendors.

“We will come up with a new list on who operates where and what they are doing there,” Chikozho said.

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