May 27, 2008, 5:09 AM
to reliable sources, the police have mounted a street clearing exercise to stop
vendors from selling their food items and wares in the streets of
to our sources, the police at
When contacted, the police public relation officer, ASP Sulayman Secka, confirmed the story as true, saying"Yes their goods and tables have been confiscated because the practice of lining goods and food items along the streets is not proper". He said the vendors are causing public obstruction and even traffic congestion sometimes. He said as a vendor you can't expect to sell your goods anywhere you feel like. "The market is the main place for selling, but not in the streets so therefore we want to stop every thing as soon as possible. In fact some vendors sell food in the streets without taking proper care of the food they sell.
This is uncalled for in terms of our own health," he said. He asserted that the goods confiscated from the vendors would be tendered in court as exhibits.