Ethiopia: City Administration Gives Street Vendors Plots of Land

Addis Ababa City Administration gave plots of land to 7500 street vendors with a view to integrating informal businesspeople operating on the streets to the main stream small-scale legal businesses.

According to Addis Ababa Deputy Mayor Takele Umma, 35,000 street vendors are registered with the administration including the 7500 vendors who are given plots of land. The Deputy Mayor said “We are settling street vendors in identified plots of land which are suitable for business and will work hard to also settle the remaining vendors.”

Abdulfetah Yusuf, Head of Addis Ababa City Trade Bureau, said informal trade had been one of the challenges of the city. He said it contributed to robbery, disorder and unfair competition with the formal traders.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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