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Should Street Vendors be Regulated?

Over 55% of Africa’s GDP comes from the informal sector, that’s about 80% of the labour force. Many of those are street vendors selling everything from samosas to mobile phone chargers. But are they a menace or an asset? Should the informal sector be regulated and crucially taxed? Or should governments encourage people creating employment for themselves?This month's Africa Debate goes to Uganda to look into street vendors and the informal economy in our cities.Picture: Street vendor in Sudan,Credit: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/GettyImages

49mins

30 Sep 2016

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