Market vendors demand talks with Lukashenka

Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.

Market vendors demanded on Monday talks with Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss his presidential edict that paralyzed their business at the start of this year.


by BelaPAN

A resolution adopted by hundreds of market vendors at their forum hosted by the conference hall of Hotel Beijing in Minsk demanded the abolition of the edict.

The resolution also demanded that representatives of Perspektyva, a small business association that has led market vendors' campaign against the edict, be included in the Council on Enterprise Development under the aegis of the president.

According to the resolution, Perspektyva plans to draw up a small business bill and collect the needed 50,000 signatures for the draft law to be debated by the House of Representatives.

Perspektyva leader Anatol Shumchanka announced at the forum that the organization had applied to the Minsk city government for permission to stage a demonstration against the edict on February 15.

The organizers said that the forum had attracted some 3,000 vendors from 41 cities.

Perspektyva plans to hold the next forum on February 29.