Khwairamband street vendors forms new body

IMPHAL, May 30: Street vendors of Khwairamband Keithel formed a new body “The Khwairamband Keithel Lambi-Mataida Potphham Phambi Lup” today in order to strengthen its movement demanding for proper vending space inside the Khwairamband keithel.

Announcing the formation of the new body during a press conference here on Wednesday, the President of the newly formed body Potshangbam Shyamasakhi said, the National Policy on Urban Street Vendors, 2009 should be implemented in the state at the earliest.

She also reiterated the long standing demand of the street vendors that the government should provide the first floors of three Ima keithels for the members of the body.

She continued that the authorities should also allow them to sell their wares for atleast five –six hours at their present road side vending spaces until a proper vending space is allotted to them.

Shyamasakhi further appealed to all concerned to take up the issue of the street vendors during the upcoming monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly.

Elaborating on the plights of the street vendors, she said the street vendors are poor daily wage earners and they tend to their families from the meager daily earnings. She further appealed to all concerned authorities to look into their demands.

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