Mayor hails keep BT City Clean initiative

Blantyre City Mayor Councillor Noel Chalamanda has hailed the Keep Blantyre Clean and Green initiative saying it has started bearing fruits.

Mayor Chalamanda chairing the meeting.-Photo by Anthony Kasunda

Mayor Chalamanda chairing the meeting.-Photo by Anthony Kasunda

Council members during the meeting

Council members during the meeting.-Photo by Anthony Kasunda

Opening the Second Ordinary Council Meeting on Monday, Chalamanda said since the launch of the initiative on November 1, 2014, the focus was on resource mobilization.

Said Chalamanda: “I  am glad to report that the campaign has managed to mobilize some resources. We are now in the planning period on how to implement the activities lined up.”

“In fact, we you go round the city, you will see that there are concrete bins. These concrete bins are part of the resources mobilized under the Keep Blantyre Clean and Green campaign,” he said.

The Mayor thanked the Council task force for collaborating with the team from corporate world to mobilize such resources.

Chalamanda, however, appealed to well-wishers to continue supporting the campaign materially and financially since there is a lot to do that require resources.

On the response to the disaster that hit Blantyre City, the Mayor described the period since the heavy rains destroyed properties and killed some people as “very difficult.”

“But let me hasten to commend the unity of purpose that has been demonstrated during this period. We have shown oneness in responding to the needs of the victims.

“Some of you went out of your way to make sure that those who lost everything including shelter have found somewhere to sleep. It is the same disaster that has shown us that as residents and a people, we still hold on to the values of love.

“We saw families providing meals to victims and opening their houses to accommodate their neighbours who had lost houses,” he said.

The Mayor also talked highly of the campaign to remove vendors from the City streets saying despite facing resistance, the exercise was progressing well.

“Although some street vendors can still be seen here and there, Blantyre is one of the cities that has done quite a lot in this regard. Let me congratulate the task force on vending for a job well done and I would like to encourage the members to do even more despite being intimidated by ill minded people,” he said.

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15 thoughts on “Mayor hails keep BT City Clean initiative”

  1. clement says:

    Seems Chalamanda is working but force these Indians to demolish their old buildings for new ones.Big up to Blockbuster, Hard To Defeat etc.Lets take example from these gentlemen for the job weldone.Govt,dont concentrate injecting projects in central coz these stupid chewas doesnt appriciate.

  2. Bt is a town far below a city,city is consists of several towns,can u name 5 town that makes bt city? Mmmxxx

  3. Chabecheker says:

    There are alot of pot holes along town roads in blantyre;pliz remedy the situation as top priority to compliment cleanliness

  4. ujeni says:

    Give coverage to the other cities too, this publicity is not fair. After all Blanyre is the dirtiest and congested of the three cities

  5. apao says:

    Good to hear,

  6. Kush says:

    Ine I see the city even worse then before. Get real Mr mayor

  7. tiwonge says:

    Mupite ku queens abweleranso aziwaya za chips ndi anzawo.

  8. Fine. BUT…ensure there is TOTAL ACCOUNTABILITY of the funds donated by the public.

  9. Islamic extremists have beheaded 21 christians. in Lybia Watch out as you clean the streets ot vendors.

  10. mavuto says:

    how much you have collected on this campaign?

  11. pooooo says:

    ohhh so we have such abeatiful chamber???? waooo beatifull indeed. zopasa ulemu ndithu. I wish Parliament ikhale imeneyi.

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  13. Ufuku says:

    Mayor koma uyu ochangamuka, othandinza anthu ku BT Osati wathu wa LL PALIBE Chimene akupanga wangokha mpwiii akuti iye ndi wa MCP ntchito koma kulanda malonda kuthamangitsana ndi mavenda.

  14. Chinyani says:

    Mayor of the city indeed very active. Lilongwe mayor wakeup yes wakeup! Ukalamba wakowo usapangitse capital city kukhala yonyasa.

  15. Northerner says:

    Mr Mayor,
    You also need to look at traffic congestion in Blantyre. We need more or wider roads. Secondly, discipline on the roads has gone down. How on earth can one double park on Victoria Avenue and leave the car unattended? Where are the traffic police?

    Thirdly, Victoria Avenue has had potholes since last year. Do you drive on these road or in the air not to notice this.Blantyre CBD roads are in a sorry state.

    Fourthly, traffice lights at the busiest intersection, Haile Selassie/VIctoria Avenue have not been working for months. This is the road that leads to to the State House. Are you sure you want the President to demand that these should be working?

    These are serious issues you should be discussing.

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