Mayor Chalamanda in ‘clean Blantyre’ campaign

Mayor for Malawi’s Commercial City, Blantyre Noel Chalamanda, together with his councillors, will officially roll out ‘Clean and Make Blantyre Green’ campaign on November 1.

The view of Limbe town in Blantyre

The view of Limbe town in Blantyre

The campaign, according to Chalamanda, will start with a whistle-stop tour in some Wards  in the city where the Mayor and the councillors would be introduced to the constituents before cleaning activities in some markets, hospitals and other public resources.

After whistle-stop tour, Chalamanda will hold the “Mayor’s Ball” at Mount Soche Hotel.

First Lady Gertrude Mutharika is also expected to grace the “Mayor’s Ball” as Guest of Honour.

Chalamanda said the whistle-stop tour will offer them an opportunity to interact with the people let alone getting to know what they should be done in this clean and make Blantyre green campaign.

“The Mayor’s Ball will help us fundraise so that we have resources to sustain the campaign. We don’t want to start something and after a week or so it is abandoned,” said Chalamanda.

He further said the Mayor’s Ball will also give him platform to engage and interact with all ket stakeholders, who are vital to the viability and success of the campaign.

The initiative has put together a team of professionals and business persons that will voluntary work with the Blantyre City Assembly management team to drive the initiative.

Continental Outdoor Media is among the organizations that have joined the campaign, and General Manager Khwesi Msusa, said it was high time “we make our city clean and green”.

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Phiri wa kale
It is saddening really, Mayor wa Lilongwe is busy following Mrs Mutharika, wasanduka chola boy wa mayi mkulu, imagine when will he start working, Blantyre will very soon be very different from what we call capital city, the face of all visitors. Lilongwe Mayor wake up and start working, city staff is just busy selling trees and making the city look even more ugly. Tikanena za Njerwa, actually the tress are being sold to those in very senior positions, this is another treegate that we are seeing and it seems a big waste of time when the Minister of Environment… Read more »
Musiyeni mwana akonze town. But stop mopping water that floods the floor before “closing the taps”. Enforce bye laws and bring to book all companies and shops that let effluent to flow into Mudi and Limbe rivers. Noel, start small, with sub-campaigns like “Reclaim Mudi River and Chiwembe Dam”. Simultaneous launch the “Light Up Blantyre” campaign as well. There are too many dark streets in the locations and shop verandas in town. Then go to “Prepare the Way” campaign. There are no access roads in many communities, with houses build behind other houses, with literally no access. The drainage, oooh!… Read more »
J Boma

Mr Mayor, at your level of education and background, please think strategically. Cleaning the street today will not keep it clean tomorrow. Izi musiyire a cheap politicians ngati Mrs Mutharika osati inuyo. You need by-laws that will punish polluters, peeing all over, littering etc. and you need a city police force to enforce this.

You should also be looking at the bigger picture of street housing for the poor, city buses or train,, lighting, more/wider roads to reduce congestion, When is BT going to have bypass roads?


Chalamanda is full of shit..mapwala


Excellent start for Noel. All the best!

Chalaka Bakha nkhuku singatole
Chalaka Bakha nkhuku singatole

I like the way this Mayor is working. Very proactive and creative. Mayors for Lilongwe, Zomba and Mzuzu should also take a leaf from the Blantyre Mayor. Next time we want to see Mayors spearheading infrastructural and Industrial development in their cities. Issues of sanitation should be taken seriously, use of street waste Bins should be encouraged and pernaties enforced on those who do not comply.


Mayor please look at mauvuni a njerwa behind MRA is this good for our environment??right in the middle of Blantyre cty anthu olemera akuomba ma uvuni please lets do something.this is pathetic


The ball idea ndiyabwino, please raise enough funds to cheer the underprivilidged this festive season. Mabwela mushe bwana Mayor


AH! Chalamanda udya po Ndalama kwa a mwenye and paja you are too corrupt. easy money ate.

Feel good

Bravo Noel Chalamanda, you came in on a mission to change Blantyre.Always hitting the headlines with some good initiatives. You hardly hear news like that for Lilongwe i wonder what some folks wanted that office for.

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