F/town rolls out informal sector strategy

Francistown bus rank Place of opportunities
Francistown bus rank Place of opportunities

FRANCISTOWN: The recently completed informal sector plan which is a brainchild of the Francistown City Council (FCC) will help address tension that has often characterised the relationship between the council and vendors.

Francistown deputy mayor, Lesego Kwambala said this as he articulated the objective of the strategy during an interview. He explained that one of the key elements of the strategy is to ensure that those in the informal sector trade in a harmonised manner.

The council has often been accused of harassing those in the informal sector, particularly vendors operating in the city’s main business district (CBD). On the contrary the council’s position has always been that the vendors operate in non gazetted areas and cause congestion in the city centre. The other view of the council is that vendors do not tend their operating spaces something that makes the city centre look less appealing.

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