Otjiwarongo vendors frustrated with council impasse

Otjiwarongo vendors frustrated with council impasse

Street vendors who are not registered with the Otjiwarongo Municipality staged an impromptu demonstration at the council today.
The vendors had a closed-door meeting with mayor Bennes Haimbodi yesterday.
The meeting was postponed to today.
However, today Haimbodi refused to turn up to give feedback to their demands.
Police, Special Field Force and the fire brigade were on standby to maintain law and order.
The vendors want to trade in their areas but the council wants them to operate from the informal market with no stalls, running water and toilets.