Lusaka province minister Colonel Gerry Chanda has issued a 7 day ultimatum to the police to ensure that Cairo road is cleared off street vending.
And Colonel Chanda has issued a 90 day ultimatum to the Lusaka City Council to ensure that all business houses in Lusaka, Chongwe and places are painted.
Colonel Chanda says government does not what to see the situation of street vending along Lumumba road and freedom way filtering into Cairo road.
He tells QFM says the ultimatum is with immediate effect and is non-negotiable.
Colonel Chanda says Cairo road must be left to operate freely without street vending while government is attending to the situation along Lumumba road and freedom way.
He notes that anyone found conducting business along Cairo road will be arrested and prosecuted without compromise.
And Colonel Chanda has warned that government will have no choice but to revoke trading licenses of business houses that will not adhere to the directive to paint their shops and mend and maintain their pavements.
The provincial minister notes that it is so unfortunate that business houses only want to make profits without taking care of their areas, when it is their responsibility and needs no reminder.