Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested 50 car wash operators for what council officials say is for operating from illegal premises.
Lilongwe City Council publicist Tamara Chafunya said the operators were given a month long notice to vacate the premises they are operating from but decided to ignore the warnings.
“We were in newspapers, on radios, on tvs warning them the police would arrest them, we would confisticate their equipment but they ignored us. We had to do what our bylaws tell us,” she said.
She said all car wash operators, most of them who operate from drinking joints, needed to register with the council and they would be allocated designated places for their lucrative businesses.
“This process started on Tuesday, we have arrested lots of them, we have seized lots of their equipment. We want them to follow procedures. We want them to be given proper guidance on how to go about their business,” Chafunya said.
She said the exercise continues until there is sanity in the Capital City.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :