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Press Statement

ZCIEA STATEMENT ON THE RE-OPENING OF INFORMAL SECTOR OPERATIONS WITH A CONDITION OF REGISTRATION

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.

PRESS STATEMENT FROM INFORMAL ECONOMY TRADERS ASSOCIATIONS ON CUSHIONING FUND AND DEMOLITIONS

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.

ZCIEA PRESS STATEMENT ON THE HORRIBLE DESTRUCTION OF VENDORS’ STALLS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) is deeply saddened by the horrible, inhuman and ruthless destruction of vendors’ stalls in Kwekwe, Mbare, Machipisa and other areas by the local authorities. As an organization that works with and represents informal economy workers across 42 territories in Zimbabwe, ZCIEA sees this action as a silent form of harassment and torture of innocent citizens on informal economy trading for survival.

Press Statement on The Informal Economy Matters

The following associations, representing workers in the informal economy throughout Zimbabwe, have formed an alliance under the theme “The Informal Economy Matters”. Zimbabwe Chamber of Informal Economy Associations (ZCIEA) Bulawayo Vendors’ and Traders’ Associations (BVTA) Women Alliance of Business Associations of Zimbabwe (WABAZ) Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders’ Association (ZCBTA) The objective of the alliance is to obtain recognition of and respect for the informal economy as a key component of Zimbabwe’s national economy and to promote the rights of workers in the informal economy.