City vendors who were moved to get relocation allowance
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November 22, 2022
City vendors who were moved to get relocation allowance

Vendors in Kingstown who will be relocated to the new vegetable market, are due to receive a relocation allowance.

Prime Minister Gonsalves outlined last Sunday, November 20 that the government will provide this allowance for about 400 vendors who are being relocated.

Speaking on the Issue at Hand programme on WEFM Gonsalves said they will be assisting the vendors with a relocation allowance of $200.

 

He pointed out that they may have to incur a cost to have their goods moved to the new location Uptown or Downtown.

“We want in every way to assist them, to respect them to ensure that they have a good livelihood.

“But is has to be done in an orderly manner and consistent with public health and the like,” he pointed out.

There has been much talk about the moving of the vendors in an attempt to clean up Kingstown.

Gonsalves said he believes that the government has to do what is “right for the country on a whole, including the vendors.”

“We have demonstrated already in the country, how if we do things in a fair and reasonable manner, you are going to see persons buying in, despite what some trying to object.”

The government also compensated vendors who had to move from the waterfront to make way for the Port Modernization project.