IJSRP, Volume 12, Issue 8, August 2022 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Hawa Francess Saidu & Philip Samuel Kongoley-MIH
This paper attempts to investigate the impact of street trading on the Freetown Municipality. Street trading in Freetown is perceived as an economic activity for those with low educational level and highly dominated by women since it is considered as extension of their reproductive and domestic role. There are two categories of street traders in Freetown; sedentary who are found in fixed locations using pavements, verandas, stalls, tables, and sometimes the bare floor and footloose or mobile traders have no fixed locations and move throughout the city or in the city centre in search of customers. Their activities have positive impact such as generating revenue for Freetown City Council, making goods and services available.