The reason: the hawkers invade places where they operate and it helps to reduce their sales during the holiday season. They ask the municipalities of Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Beau Bassin-Rose Hill and Vacoas-Phoenix to assume their responsibilities.
Asked by Le Matinal Appadu Raj, president of the Commun Front of Traders said it plans to launch a campaign on the ground from this week with traders on the need not to pay the license.
"The merchants pay annually their patent municipalities to operate under the statutory provisions. Paying the license, we signed a contract with municipalities hoping that these communities meet their commitments to prevent vendors to operate their businesses. Leaving endure such a situation, we consider that there is a breach of contract, "said Raj Appadu.
He also suggested that if in two weeks, the situation does not return to normal, it will launch alorsle watchword for traders not pay municipal taxes.
The Common Front requires the authorities to take measures to prevent street vendors to operate within a radius of 500 meters around the Central Market of Port Louis. He also asked the police authorities to take action against those who flout an order issued by the Supreme Court in this regard.
The President of the Common Front also requires the Farquhar Street is open to vehicular traffic and remove the two tobacconists who operate on this road for a long time. It also calls for the removal of obstructions on the sidewalks. He asks to release the different roads leading to the Gare du Nord, in Farquhar Street and Victoria Station and St. John Kennedy.
The Common Front also wants the authorities prevent the sale of electrical gadgets and products found in hardware stores on the ground in the Rue Royale. These products do not comply with regulations and are sometimes dangerous.
He noted that the capital has become extremely dangerous due to crowds at Victoria station, the Gare du Nord, and the Rue Royale where robberies are frequent He also says that traders Mahebourg River du Rempart and Goodlands experience, too, to operate.
The Common Front traders currently employs approximately 4,000 traders operating across the island.