105 vendors arrested in Rusape for vending Informal economy workers and traders are still being criminalized in Zimbabwe and this led to high incidents of brutal evictions of vendors from their workplaces, arrests, and confiscation of goods by Zimbabwe Republic Police and Municipal Police.
Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations empowers Women, Men, Youth, and People with Disabilities in the informal economy in Chipinge Territory through study circles training for them to defend their rights, safeguard their achievements and promote their interests as they participate in all issues that affect them at work and in society.
Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) Chiredzi Territory engages the Community in promoting a decent working environment for Informal Economy workers and traders
ZCIEA held a social security engagement meeting with the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) on the 23rd of September 2020 at ZCIEA Chivhu Territorial Office. They had a meeting on Occupational Safety and Healthy on Informal workers in Chivhu CBD's main market (Bhuhera market). NSSA was represented by Regional Manager M. Kaseke, by Mr. Nyabadza, Mrs. Dhombo. ZCIEA was represented by Chivhu Territorial President Tatenda Mangwiro and Organizer Mr. Mukarati.
During the period between May and 5 July 2020, the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) has so far given PPEs and cash transfers to its members from 42 territories countrywide
We the Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations condemn the brutal shooting of Informal trader, Tinashe Zharare by the Zimbabwe Republic Police in Chitungwiza on Sunday the 5th of July 2020 at Jambanja Market. This incident has now resulted in the serious injury of an informal trader who is a Zimbabwean citizen with rights to enjoy a living.
ZCIEA Masvingo Territory led by its leadership, Mashava Territorial President Nomore Sigauke and Secretary General Mr Malaya held a meeting with the Masvingo City Council Acting Town Clerk Mr. Mukaratirwa and Housing Director Mr. Nzvura on the possibilities of a partnership to construct modern markets for informal workers and traders in Masvingo. The meeting was held at Masvingo City Council on the 2nd of July 2020 at 1100hrs.
Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA ) do appreciate the re-opening of the Informal Economy Operations as directed by His Excellency President E.D. Mnangagwa on his phase 3 of level 2 lockdown national address. In his action points on the 11th of June 2020, The President said the Informal Sector is now allowed to operate on condition they register with their authorities first as part of the government efforts to formalise their operations.