Lilongwe market merchants start constructing stalls  

Over 3000 merchants of Lilongwe market which was razed down by fire last week, have started erecting stalls.

Fire displaced traders

Fire displaced traders

Market secretary Daniel Kamala said all the temporary stalls will be made of buirnt bricks and cement to avoid another fire and keep the beauty of the city.

“We had a meeting with the Lilongwe City Assembly officials, and we agreed that this should be the type of market stalls at Mpanipani,” he said.

He said the merchants would move to another temporary place once the government identifies funding for another new market  at the same place.

Lilongwe City Council spokesperson Tamara Chafunya confirmed the coucil is working with the merchants in erecting the temporary market stalls.

“We want them to be organised and orderly,” she said.

Both Chafunya and Kamala said the cost of merchandise lost in the inferno is yet to be established.

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4 thoughts on “Lilongwe market merchants start constructing stalls  ”

  1. Mau Usiyeko says:

    I would like tto say Fire will be there whether by accident or arson. But I am bitter with the location of where Lilongwe city fire brigade is and the availability of pressurized hydrant where they can be getting water in time of accidents. Lilongwe needs more than 3 or more fire station and morden equipment .

  2. Kanchenga says:

    Really. Guys let’s be serious for once. How can we agree to bring rubbish that will cost city council millions to remove should funds become available for a new market. Look guys the best thing to do right now is to relocate the merchants clean the burnt place and construct a Morden market.with proper access roads well planned cubicles befitting a capital city market. Are we really that poor that we can not afford that kind of market. We have enough space there to build a morden market. Include the dilapidated police houses and the old junior falls houses. If government has no money offer the chance to commercial companies like Press Holdings Limited to build the market and manage it. Please don’t allow these vendors to build sub standard structures at the centre of our capital city. Do you people really love this country.

    1. jika man says:

      Its all political. they know this is bad but all they want is to appease them in readiness for 2019…Malawi is on fire indeed!!!

      1. Alex kaliba says:

        What would you have done,wise one

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