Informal Traders in Bulawayo have embarked in efforts to push authorities to provide special travel documents for the traders as they wait for their passports considering the long waiting time before the official travel documents are processed.
The traders indicated that they were into cross border purchasing of goods for resale so passports were their source of livelihood hence the delays by the authorities to process them was affecting their business.
Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA) director Michael Ndiweni said traders wait for a year to get a passport and this means that all their businesses would be grounded.
“We buy goods from outside the country and waiting for so long means that we are doomed. We are calling on the government to consider a special travel document to traders especially women,” said Ndiweni.
Source – Byo24News