"Port-Louis becomes a jungle. " These are the words of Raffick Bahadoor, president of the Taxi Owners Association. He says taxi drivers have no parking on the streets of Port-Louis because of vendors that occupy the spaces reserved for them. The representatives of the Central Market traders and those traders in the capital gathered for a press briefing on Tuesday 20 March at the Social Centre Marie-Reine-de-la-peace, in Port Louis.
Appadu Raj, president of traders of Port Louis, argues that peddlers have invaded the store entrances, preventing the managers to attract customers. "We need the mayor of Port-Louis is a solution for merchants vendors. This is no longer possible to tolerate such a mess in the streets of the capital, "says Raj Appadu.
The operators representing the Central Market, Issoop Soobadar, regrets, for its part, the descent of the inspectors of the Municipality of Port Louis the capital market on Thursday, March 15. "This is a barbaric act. Before trying to bring order into the market would take care of street vendors who are in the streets. "
The three associations had already referred their case to the Supreme Court in 2006 for the same problem. "The Prime Minister tells us to trust in institutions and we did everything within a legal framework. The Supreme Court ruled in our favor but the Municipality of Port Louis and the police do not respect this order, " said Raj Appadu. He says that if in the next 24 hours, no action is taken to remedy the situation, other legal actions will follow.