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The sale of food from the boots of cars is a phenomenon that appeared on the streets of the country’s capital five years ago. The activity forms the livelihood of many families and attracts a significant number of clients.
Carlota José, for example, has been doing it for a year and a half, and while she admits she has no license, she says that she is careful how she prepare the food. Another entrepreneur who sees no problem in National Inspection of Economic Activities (INAE) inspections is Madina Laká, who also insists that her food is hygienically prepared.
Nevertheless, the INAE and Municipality of Maputo last week jointly inspected 30 vehicles selling meals on the street. Their conclusion was that minimum conditions for the activity were not met, and some notifications were served.
The vendors confirmed receipt of the notification and say they are willing to comply with all recommendations.
The City Council is reviewing its position in order to develop a legal mechanism regulating the sale of food from vehicles.Source: O País