Poor sanitation worries Lusaka street vendors

SOME street venders in Lusaka are concerned about the poor sanitation and lack of proper trading structures as the rainy season begins.
Malita Tembo, one of the traders at Soweto market, said she has been compelled to sell her vegetables from a table outside the designated area after her structure collapsed following heavy rains on Wednesday night.

A check by the Daily Mail established that most vendors lack access to clean toilets, a condition that has put the health of both traders and customers at risk.

“I need to sell my vegetables at all cost. This is the only source of income for my family. This place is not clean but I am enduring until I find a better place,” she said.
Ms Tembo said the area also lacks proper toilets and that most vendors depend on one toilet, a situation which…

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