|Market vendor supports Syvemacot and FAINATRASIT|
Many vendors felt that the taxes were not justified and that there was little public investment in the market, such as basic services like drinking water and toilet and sanitation facilities. Many also complained that they were not giving receipts for the payments they made so that they could be charged later the same day. The market vendors did not consider that the market administration was receptive to their issues and failed to provide the most basic services, like a security guard for their goods.
The two organisation held a press conference to explain the results of the survey on 29th February 2012 calling on the government to develop a law on urban vending in order to regulate trading and to tax traders in a fair, transparent manner.
|Ayao Gbandjou on TV 5 talking about the New Manifesto campaign|
This press conference was followed by a TV interview on 7th March on a well known programme called "And if we discuss it?" On 9th March, the Delegation for the Organisation of the Informal Sector of the Presidency of the Republic wrote to both affiliates requesting interest in discussing their proposals further.
|Letter from Government Department to FAINATRASIT and SYVEMACOT|