Some traders who have been conducting their business near Matero community hall have refused to move from the site to pave way for the construction of a mini-civic centre.
The traders whose makeshift stalls have been demolished by the authorities complained that they were not informed about their removal.
Ms Loveness Mulenga says the traders have been conducting business near the Matero community hall for many years and yet authorities did not take time to address them over their removal.
Another trader identified as Annie Chisale lamented that they have lost some of their merchandize during the demolition exercise.
Ms Chisale has since appealed to the local authority to quickly find an alternative trading place for the displaced traders.
Meanwhile, Muchinga ward 24 Councilor Elijah Makungu has disclosed that the local authority has already identified an alternative trading space for the displaced traders.
And Mr Makungu explained that the land in question where the traders have been conducting their business belongs to the council and is the proposed land for the construction of a mini-civic centre.