On the 23rd of April 2020 Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) hosted a live radio discussion program on Capitalk 100. FM. The discussion was on the reality check on the impact of COVID-19 on the informal economy workers and traders. The now and post lockdown life reflection
We the undersigned associations, concerned about the delays in the payments of the cushioning grants that was supposed to cushion vendors and informal traders; We call upon government through its relevant ministries to provide information on progress made so far. We also call on government through its relevant ministries to immediately release the cushioning fund as the situation is dire for many vendors and informal traders. We also call on government to state the proposed figures that will be disbursed.