The Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe Central constituency, Lobin Lowe has appealed to Government to deal with proper disposal of waste in Lilongwe city.
Speaking in parliament when he moved the motion on proper disposal of waste, Lowe explained that the city needs to be clean to provide a conducive to its citizen.
He said that he has observed that a lot of people are just disposing waste anyhow without considering how this will change the appearance of the city, through improper disposal of waste.
“There is pollution of water as well as air when the waste has been dump to rivers and dumping sites which are causing a lot of health problems and also polluting the land in the country,” Lowe said.
He explained that the dump sites are not safe and secure because we found people taking the waste products from the dumping area to their various places and use them for other things and after they do not dispose them to the right place.
“Malawi does not have waste management law which is making it a problem when it comes to management disposal of waste we are supposed to come up with laws and enforcements that will help us to overcome these challenges, “Lowe observed.
Minister of local government and rural development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said his ministry is working hard together with the city councils to provide proper disposal of waste in the country.
“we are trying our best to provide the conducive environment to the nation through different ways and am sure that we will reach that point where waste will be disposed at one place and make a different Malawi,” he said.