Overcome with frustration, some 25 vendors gathered yesterday morning at Freedom House, the headquarters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), in a bid to protest against their removal from selling on the pavement in Parika.
According to the vendors, they petitioned PPP/C General Secretary Donald Ramotar. Ramotar apparently told them that he could not simply effect change, and that there was a procedure for a request like that.
Despite the fact that the vendors had been relocated from the pavement to a market facility, they apparently requested permission from the Chairman of Region Three, Julius Faerber, to sell on the pavement on Mondays.
After receiving this permission, the vendors claimed, they had invested considerable sums of money in buying stock. Subsequently, they said, they were told that the permission has been revoked and that they were not allowed to be selling on the pavement.
In an invited comment, Faerber told this newspaper that he never granted the vendors permission to sell on the pavement. He asserted that there was a meeting between himself and a group of vendors on Thursday, when they petitioned him (Faerber) to sell on the pavement.
However, he said, he denied them the permission they requested.
Faerber said that the vendors had been allocated stalls in the market, but he highlighted that they did not want to remain there because business was better on the road.
He explained that persons who were plying the road often wanted to buy something and did not feel like going into the market.
“These vendors on the pavement capitalize on these persons. If all the vendors stayed in the market, like they are supposed to, then persons would just enter the market, like they are supposed to.” Faerber said.
The vendors have said that they are hoping for some positive word from Freedom House.
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