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The National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) has banned the sale of food from cars at some locations in central Maputo. At stake is the lack of licenses to exercise the activity, along with hygiene issues.
According to the newspaper O País, the ultimatum resulted in vendors protesting outside the Markets and Trade Fairs Municipal Directorate yesterday morning, demanding the lifting of the ban.
The vendors say that in the absence of a response from the authorities, they will continue to exercise their activities, all the more so because they claim to be willing to seek permission from the municipality, which is the body responsible for issuing licenses but which is failing to do so.
Compounding the situation is the fact that Maputo Municipal Council suspended the issuing of licenses to food vendors in cars three years ago, on the grounds that it needed time to regularise the activity.Source: Folha de Maputo