By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Inezgane, May3, 2012
The Local authorities in Inezhane, Agadir, confiscated this morning a big quantity of goods displayed for sell by street vendors on the sidewalks ofthe boulevard of Mokhtar Soussi, in Inezgane.
A group of street vendors have expressed dissatisfaction with the new campaign of local authorities, which aims to eradicate the so-called “lferracha” street vendors.
Other street vendors are not against this campaign, but they demand that the local authority find an alternative way for them to exercise their commercial activities.
Local authorities tried to regulate the activity of street vendors by affording permanent places for regular weekly small markets. However, most attempts failed and had been rejected by a number of street vendors, as these proposals – they believe– limit their daily commercial activities.
Taxi drivers and pedestrians welcomed this campaign believing that the chaos caused by those street vendors was behind blocking traffic, overcrowded pavements and the increase of robbery.
The boulevard of Mokhtar Soussi, Inezgane, seemed to be very large since the street vendors no longer occupy its sidewalks.
It is worth mentioning that the official statistics, issued recently by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, indicate that the number of people working as street vendors in Morocco exceeds 240 thousand people, feeding more than 1m and 300 thousand people.