29 Jun 2015

Samoa street vendors to face prosecution

8:03 am on 29 June 2015

Street vendors in Samoa will face prosecution when police start enforcing a new law banning people from selling goods in front of shops and around town areas.

Street vendors in Samoa's capital are to be cleared by police and told to move to the market area.

Street vendors in Samoa's capital are to be cleared by police and told to move to the market area. Photo: Tipi Autagavaia/RNZ

A police spokesperson, Su'a Muli'aga Tiumalu, says the Prime Minister has correctly said the new Fugalei market in Apia and other markets are available for small business operations.

Mr Tiumalu says the police have given steet vendors enough time to shift their businesses to the markets, and will start prosecuting people from next month.

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