‘Traders won’t be swayed’

FILE: Lusaka City Market up in flames. PICTURE: CHANDA MWENYA

THE Association of Vendors and Marketeers (AVMA) says no amount of intimidation or acts of sabotage on market infrastructure will deter it

from supporting the government of the day.
And the National Marketeers Association of Zambia (NATMAZ) has condemned the burning of Lusaka City Market.
AVMA president Able Chikwa said in an interview yesterday that those who are burning markets are targeting traders because they work with the government of the day.
Mr Chikwa said marketeers will not rise against government because of acts of sabotage on markets but will continue to support it because of its pro-poor policies.
“The people who are burning these markets want us to rise against the government, but we are not going to do so,” he said.

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