The Clamp Down Has Begun
The Clamp Down Has Begun: EMPD yesterday reacted to a complaint from the public about the roadside stalls that are in front of Alberton City in the Boulevard. They wrote out fines to the sellers and took most of their merchandise. “We need to keep our town clean,” he said. Sails and plastic roof covers were taken down. A hawker is a vendor of merchandise that can be easily transported; the term is roughly synonymous with peddler or costermonger. In most places where the term is used, a hawker sells inexpensive items, handicrafts or food items. Whether stationary or mobile, hawkers often advertise by loud street cries or chants, and conduct banter with customers, so to attract attention and enhance sales.
Depending on the city, state and circumstances, roadside vendors must comply with zoning and licensing restrictions, fire and police ordinances, health and sanitation codes, and weights and measures specifications if they do not then they are illegal and fines will be issued and their goods confiscated. – image source alberton record