Kirumirah Mubarack, Kim Kayunze, Justin Ringo
The paper determines the status of street vending activities in the country, based on street vendors’ views, and compares the views before and after the 5th government. The paper uses a mixed methods research approach with a concurrent embedded design. Data were collected from September 2020 to February 2021 from 371 respondents from Dar es Salaam and Mwanza cities through proportionate Stratfied sampling. Data were collected by a questionnaire and analysed by computing descriptive statistics and running a Wilcoxon Signed Rank test. The findings indicated that street perceived themselves illegal before the 5th government and legal “but based on political pronouncements” from the 5th government onwards. It is concluded that street vending is currently tolerated but not legal in Tanzania. Thus, the central and local governments should enact a street vending legalisation policy to minimise future clashes between street vendors and para-military troops, when political pronouncements are revoked.
Suggested Citation (APA 7th)
Mubarack, K., Kayunze, K., Ringo, J. (2023). Street Vendors’ Perception on the Status of Street Vending Legalisation in Tanzania before and after the 5th Government. International Journal of Applied Research in Business and Management, 4(3), 158-180. https://doi.org/10.51137/ijarbm.2023.4.3.9