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The municipality of Maputo is to ban informal trading at the roadside and on sidewalks, among other places where it considers the activity as endangering the lives of residents.
The measure, which is not new but in the past has not had the desired result, comes as a result of road accidents on Saturday and Sunday in Zimpeto, resulting in one death and 27 injured, three seriously.
As a result, the president of Maputo Municipal Council, Eneas Comiche, on Sunday met councilors from the departments of Security and Protection, Manuel Zandamela; Local Economic Development, João Munguambe; Health and Social Action, Alice de Abreu; and Mobility, Transport and Traffic, Luís Nhaca.
In addition to banning informal commerce in the places mentioned above, the supervision of public passenger transport will be stepped up to ensure road safety and promote responsible driving a press release sent to O País details.
“We urge citizens to collaborate in the implementation of the above-mentioned measures, in accordance with resolution 94 / AM / 2008 of 23 October, approving the posture on markets and fairs, as well as regulation on street vending in fixed places,” the statement reads.
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