The metal industry wants to ban cash payments for scrap metal collectors as a measure to curb the copper theft pandemic. They argued that if payments were made into bank accounts there would be a paper trail, easier way to gather evidence to prosecute those scrap
dealers. However, this is a problem for Reidwaan, he lives informal settlement and have no permanent address yet to apply for a banking account. Collecting scrap metal is the only income he has to support his family.