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FINDINGS OF STREET VENDORS STUDY IN KUMASI AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS. RUDITH KING KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI GHANA 24 – 10 - 2005. OVERVIEW. Objectives of study Research approach and methodology Key findings Some policy implications.

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FINDINGS OF STREET VENDORS STUDY IN KUMASI AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

RUDITH KING

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, KUMASI GHANA

24 – 10 - 2005


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OVERVIEW IMPLICATIONS

  • Objectives of study

  • Research approach and methodology

  • Key findings

  • Some policy implications


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OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF STUDY IMPLICATIONS

  • The overarching objective of the study was to promote a more favourable policy environment and more appropriate programmatic interventions for women street vendors.


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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES IMPLICATIONS

  • To gain a co-ordinated understanding of de facto policy in relation to street vendors in Ghana and of the conditions and contributions of these people in Ghana,

  • To examine the capacity of organisations of women vendors, street vendors and hawkers to advocate for changes and support on their own behalf, and ways to enhance this capacity.


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APPROACH TO RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS

  • It was an action research carried out specifically at the Race Course of Kumasi.

  • Street vendors were scattered and seemingly unorganised and thus a reconnaissance survey was carried out to determine the various categories of street vendors that there were and the membership of each category for the purpose sampling.


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METHODOLOGY IMPLICATIONS

  • Stratification and purposive sampling was used to select the sample for the questionnaire interview.

  • Other methods employed for data gathering included key informant interviews and focus group discussions.

  • A total of 120 questionnaires were administered.


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KEY FINDINGS IMPLICATIONS

  • The local government resettled street vendors on a private unprotected property known as the The Kumasi Race Course (KRC) to keep them away from public sight and for the purpose of maintaining city aesthetics.

  • Squatting at a temporary private space inhibited the vendors from developing permanent structures at the site.


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FINDINGS …CONT’ IMPLICATIONS

  • The local government was unwilling to allocate permanent space in the CBD for street vendors.

  • Insecurity of vendors at the site ( they complained about their wares being stolen at night being an open unprotected space).

  • Other squatters (people on drugs) had turned the KRC into a sleepingplace at night, also making the place unsafe for vendors.


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FINDINGS …CONT’ IMPLICATIONS

  • Absence of basic infrastructure at the site, e.g. water, storage toilet facilities, light, etc.

  • Unhygienic environment (e.g. poor drainage system, absence of dustbins)

  • Vendors ignorant about the local government bye laws regarding street vending/trade.


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FINDINGS …CONT’ IMPLICATIONS

  • Many of the vendors at the Race Course were not members of existing organisations of vendors.

  • Always under the threat of being evicted from the race course, which had implications for their livelihoods and expansion of their business.

  • Outdated and outmoded local govt’ bye laws for street vendors.


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POLICY IMPLICATIONS IMPLICATIONS

  • Improved access of street vendors to information at both local and national levels.

  • There is a need to review urban policy and local bye laws that have implication for street vending throughout the country.

  • Strengthen the executives of street vendors organisations through capacity building, e.g. in advocacy and lobbying, etc.


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POLICY IMPLICATIONS … CONT’ IMPLICATIONS

  • Strengthen alliance between street vendors associations (outside Accra) and the National Trade Union congress.

  • Improve and strengthen relationship between street vendors and local governments.


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THANK YOU! IMPLICATIONS


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