Lozani Zanu: Chileka Dual-Carriage Road Registers Good Progress

Construction works for the 16 Km dual carriage road from Clock Tower in Blantyre Central District to Chileka Airport is at an advanced stage and Blantyre city council (BCC) has expressed satisfaction over the work done so far. President Arthur Peter Mutharika commissioned the project on 10th February, 2018. The actual construction works of the first phase started in February and is expected to be completed early next year. Speaking Thursday in a telephone interview, BCC Public Relations Manager,…

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CAMA Asks BCC to Collectively Visit Limbe Market

Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA) has asked Blantyre City Council (BCC) for a joint visit to Limbe Market for them to see and experience together the unhygienic conditions in the market. This follows the petitions which CAMA has been writing to the local council requesting them to improve the unhygienic conditions at Limbe Market as lives of innocent consumers are at risk. Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, CAMA Executive Director, John Kapito told Malawi News Agency that the…

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BCC Applauds BEAM on Smart City Initiative

Blantyre City Council (BCC) says the role played by Beautify Malawi Trust (BEAM Trust) to collect and dispose rubbish greatly complements the council’s Smart City Initiative. Since its inception, BEAM Trust has deployed its user-friendly rubbish disposal vans in major cities and towns to collect refuse from various locations. “The works of the trust is a huge boost to our smart city initiative, which promotes sanitation and hygiene practices in residential areas to prevent the outbreak of hygiene related…

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City Council Slashes Maize Crops For Blantyre Residents

Some farmers in Ndirande Township in Blantyre on Monday morning were left shocked when they found their maize crops slashed down by Blantyre City Council (BCC) without prior notice. A snap check by Malawi News Agency (MANA) at one of the maize gardens along Ndirande-Goliyo road found farmers with their faces cast down with sympathizers discussing and trying to find answers as to who was behind the move they described as “regrettable”. “I suspect Blantyre City Council (BCC) are…

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Blantyre Bans Selling of Foods Stuff

Blantyre City Council (BCC) authorities have with immediate effect banned the sale of ready to eat foods as a response to the outbreak of cholera which has hit some parts of the country. In a press statement released on Thursday, signed by BCC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Alfred Chanza it outlined that due to the outbreak of cholera in some parts of the country, the Council has banned ready to eat foods such as boiled or roasted green maize….

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Five Years Later: BCC Vacates Encroachers Injunction

Blantyre City Council (BCC) has vacated a court injunction obtained by city residents who encroached on Sochi, Chilobwe and Chimwankhuntha forest reserve area. The injunction was granted by the High Court some five years ago and has been vacated few days after Vice President Saulos Chilima ordered the council to act swiftly in the reallocating residents from flood-prone areas for their own safety as the country continues to receive heavy rains which has already caused havoc in some parts…

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