With the establishment of the Provisional Coordinating Committee, one can say that a significant milestone has been accomplished for the creation of the National Alliance of street vendors, informal market vendors and hawkers in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).
The seminar organised in Kinshasa in the DRC capital, which was held at the Rehabilitation Center for the Physically Disabled from 22nd to 24th of August 2013, brought together three national trade union centres (UNTC – CSC – CFDT), the national union of vendors of Congo (SNVC) and two affiliates of StreetNet in Congo (LDFC – ASSOVACO).
According to the recommendations of the meetings, the provisional committee made up of 5 people from informal organisations has a mandate of 18 months to achieve the following:
Popularise the work of the National Alliance
Monitor progress in terms of organisation in the provinces and recruit more associations to ensure inclusion
Resolve disputes that may occur between the associations.
Support associations with problems
Temporarily represent informal traders where their voice is needed
Report to the National Workshop in 2015
- Preparation of the schedule of events on the process of the unit until the National Workshop in 2015
- Discussion of a draft constitution prepared by StreetNet incorporating the conclusions of the 2013 Kinshasa workshop
- Organise an Inter trade-union meeting for discussion of a program organisation in the provinces
- Management of the program organisation in the provinces