Under the guise of an imposing billboard around Arat Kilo area, a vendor was ready to sell his products. Street hawking has been a feature of the capital city. Lack of working premises and access to credit are the most significant challenges for street vendors, estimated to reach 80,000 in 2017. They are part of the informal sector constituting 69pc businesses in Addis Abeba. The national average lies below 15pc, according to a study by the World Bank.
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