Some 178 vendors are in line to benefit from a new registration programme to be launched Monday by the Castries Constituency Council (CCC), the council has announced.
The initiative is set to be launched at the Castries City Hall from 5:30 p.m.
According to the CCC, it follows several consultations held last year with merchants from the Vendors arcade, provisions and craft Markets and roadside traders.
The consultations highlighted the significant components and benefits from the programme.
Speaking ahead of the programme launch, Castries Mayor Peterson Francis said the idea is to make things better for vendors.
He added that he is ‘ecstatic’ that the programme is finally being launched, according to a release from the CCC.
As part of that programme vendors will receive, among other benefits, free access to public comfort stations, job letters identifying them as authorised vendors, ID cards, and tent packages for road-side vendors, the release stated.