Blantyre City enforces litter ban, Malawi Police arrest 3

Malawi commercial city Blantyre has begun to enforce bylaws governing the city that bans the littering in the streets leading to the arrest of three.

is about time something is done about the filth.

is about time something is done about the filth.

Bins in the city: No littering

Bins in the city: No littering

The suspects arrested on Thursday by city’s security officers and handed to police are Haji Yusufu Yakiti, 28 from Machemba Village, T/A Chowe in Mangochi, Issa Osten, 22 from Nsuwo Village, T/A Kalembo in Mangochi and Dickson Linyenga, 42, from Mlomba Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre.

“The two suspects were emptying garbage bin along the road in Limbe while another suspect was arrested on Friday for dumping waste at Chitawira Cemetery” said Anthony Kasunda, BCC spokesperson in a statement

He said thethree are in custody at Limbe Police Station and will appear in court soon to answer a charge of littering.

Kasunda issued a stern warning that the Council will take action against any person who litters or being an owner or occupier of premises that accumulate waste on their premises or dumps the same on places not designated as dumpsites.

“The Council is appealing to all residents and people in Blantyre to avoid littering anyhow and make proper use of the bins placed around the City,” he said.

“No waste or refuse shall be collected by the Council’s collection service unless it is deposited in an approved receptacle,” Kasunda added.

The City through its Mayor Noel Chalamanda is championing a Keep Blantyre City Clean campaign in an effort to bring back Blantyre City’s beauty and glory.

People drop litter anywhere in Malawi and some Blantyre resident feel there should have been a warning about the move to arrest those littering.

“The idea of having a clean city is goo. There are too many laws people don’t know about and people need to know littering is against the law and that this is going to be imposed,” one man in the city centre said.

But other residents felt it was about time something was done about the filth.

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Most littering is caused be street vending especially the evening markets along Haile Sellasie Road. What are you going to do about that. That is the root cause


Kodi inu a city mukaweruka si ulendo wakunyumba basi?muzibwerera mtauni madzulo muzagule ndiwo zochipa pa nandos mavenda amakhala ali mbwee

I realy dont understand what some people are made up of. How many of us have bins at every corner of our homes??? Yet we keep our homes tidy. Do we litter in our bedrooms because a dustbin is in the Kitchen??? Why waste time kumamuphunzitsa munthu not to throw banana peels anyhow?? Much as i know that common sense is not common, let those people who cannot follow their conscience learn in a hard way. Big up BCA, Long live Chalamanda!!!


kikikiki mwamva mumadya mizimbenu, munjatidwa kikikiki

Busy brains

Koma amwenye awuzidwa? Because if our cities stinks, it’s because of these Indians who sleep in flats. Govt should ban these flats setup and let these dogs have proper houses somewhere far from business areas thereby expanding the number of city houses.

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Bravo Chalamanda for taking a firm standard however civic education will be needed to let awareness.All cities ie,Bt,LL,Mzuzu needs to have bins all and even in residential areas.People can afford to build million kwacha houses,buy expensive cars,affording to drink beers for the whole month,then why should they fail to afford city rates to make their surrounding clean?People should be enforced to pay city rates and city rates should not be abused by employee of city people.More garbage trucks should be purchased to collect litter and dump it in designated places.We also need to have scrap yard for old cars than… Read more »

If it was not before,let’s start it now forget about the past


thats agood step viva BT and chalamanda.ignorance is not an excuse when you are found in conflict with the law.our cities,districts and towns were turning into bins while the market fences,deports and trees were turning into urinals


“Perfection is an enemy of progress” What BT city assembly has started is step in the right direction. Ena mukuti short cut or bla! bla! You are enemies of civilization and so used to mediocrity. Blantyre City Assembly KEEP IT UP! Other cities will soon emulate. A Malawi kukonda umve. Pali zotsutsa apa?
Stupid baboons!


If I was mayor I could have initiated to give free dustbins to all who pay city rates every five years.what do you do with our money pelekani ma bin aulere kwa anthu ndiye muyambe kutigwira.okodza pa nseu amangidwenso.check down the rail bridge crossing at clock tower the place is filthy.masikini gwirani akusowa konyera abwelere kwao

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