Role of presidential issued identity cards (pids) in alleviating the street vendor’s business challenges in Dar es Salaam City




Presidential Issued Identity Cards (PIDs), Street Vendor’s, Business Challenges, Dar es Salaam.


The focus of the study was to assess the role of Presidential Issued Identity Cards (PIDs) in alleviating the street vendor’s business challenges in Dar es Salaam. Specifically, the study aimed to examine the influence of Presidential Identity Cards in alleviating the street vending business challenges, explore factors inhibiting the utilization of Vendors IDs cards in alleviating the street vendors’ challenges and identify the nature (financial, social relation, special) of problem that was solved by the establishment of PIDs. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam city, where a sample of 130 respondents was selected. The study collected primary data by using questionnaires. Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was used for descriptive and multiple regression analysis. The study found that Presidential Identity Cards have no significant influence on the reduction of street vendor business challenges. Furthermore, the study found that the establishment of PIDs fails to solve numerous problems facing street vendors, these are; financial, business problems, social problems and lack of permanent areas. The study concludes that despite the provision of Presidential Identity Cards to street vendors, most of the street vendors are lacking business support from the appropriate authorities. The study recommends that the provision of PIDs to street vendors should target to reduce challenges facing street vendors.


Download data is not yet available.


Ahmed, N., Ahmed, S., and Ahmed, S. U. (2021). Examining challenges experienced by street vendors in the global south: Case of Karachi. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Urban Design and Planning, 174(1), 15-24.

Ali, F., Ciftci, O., Nanu, L., Cobanoglu, C., and Ryu, K. (2021). Response rates in hospitality research: An overview of current practice and suggestions for future research. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 62(1), 105-120.

Bayatan, J. T., and Palic, A. S. (2020). Economic and Social Implications and Challenges of Relocation of Street Vendors in a Highly Urbanized City. Philippine Social Science Journal, 3(3), 64-75.

Chille, F. J. (2020). The Influence of Street Vending Business on Household Characteristics in Dar es Salaam and Coast Region in Tanzania. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), 4 (10), 481-486.

Gumisiriza, P. (2021). Street Vending in Kampala: From Corruption to Crisis. African Studies Quarterly, 20(1), 23-38.

Hair, J. F., Babin, J.B., Anderson, R. E., and Black, C. W. (2010). Multivariate Data Analysis, 7th Ed, Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Hair, J. F., Celsi, M., Money, A., Samoul, P. and Page, M. (2016). Essentials of business research methods. 3rd edition. New York: Routledge.

Karondo, J. V. (2020). Street Food Vending and Vendor’s Household Welfare in Ilala Municipality in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Business Education Journal, 9(1), 1-12.

Karondo, J. V., and Tumaini, U. J. (2021). The Role of Street Food Vending to the Vendors’ Household Welfare in Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Business Education Journal, 9(1), 1-14.

Khumalo, N. P., and Ntini, E. (2021). The Challenges Faced by Women Street Vendors in Warwick Junction, Durban. African Journal of Gender, Society and Development, 10(3), 263-293.

Kirumirah, M. H. (2020). Equality and Access to Urban Public Open Spaces by the Poor Urban Street Vendors in Dar Es Salaam. In Applied Research Conference in Africa (pp. 183-193). Springer, Cham.

Lwesya, F., Mwakalobo, S., and Mbukwa, J. (2021). Utilization of non-financial business support services to aid development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Tanzania. Small Business International Review, 5(2), 35-48.

Mazengo, S. D., and Mwaifyusi, H. A. (2021). The effect of liquidity, profitability and company size on dividend payout: evidence from financial institutions listed in Dar es Salaam stock exchange. Business Education Journal, 10(1), 1-12.

Mmasi, A., & Mwaifyusi, H. A. (2021). Determinants of Brand Performance: Empirical Evidence from Tanzanian Brewing Companies. Business Education Journal, 10(3), 1-16.

Mramba, N. R., and Mhando, N. E. (2020). Moving Towards Decent Work for Street Vendors in Tanzania. Utafiti, 15(2), 257-278.

Mungai, A. (2021). Role of Entrepreneurial Responses on the Growth of Women Street Vending in Kenya (Doctoral dissertation, JKUAT-COHRED).

Munishi, E. J., and Kirumirah, M. (2020). Vendors’ licensing and permit issuing in urban setting: Constraints & Implications for vending operations in Dar es Salaam–Tanzania. Business Education Journal (BEJ), 4(1), 1-12.

Omotosho, B. J., and Ola, Y. (2021). Negotiating work risks and challenges of street vending among female youths in southwest Nigeria. Multidisciplinary Journal of Gender Studies, 10(1), 45-69.

Perez, O. D. (2021). Instrumental behavior in humans is sensitive to the correlation between response rate and reward rate. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 28(2), 649-656.




How to Cite

Shayo, D. H., Munishi, E. J., & Dickson, P. (2022). Role of presidential issued identity cards (pids) in alleviating the street vendor’s business challenges in Dar es Salaam City . International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(5), 138–148.



Strategic Approach to Business Ecosystem and Organizational Development