Blantyre City clamps down on posters

The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has ordered a sweeping removal of existing unpermitted advertisements posters from city utility street poles, walls, trees and any other structure within the commercial capital within 30 days.

Advertisements like this detracts from the built environment and the beauty of the city
Advertisements like this detracts from the built environment and the beauty of the city
 Advertisements like this detracts from the built environment and the beauty of the city
Advertisements like this detracts from the built environment and the beauty of the city

The city authorities have expressed concern of abuse to the City’s environmental guidelines assome residents are fixing such posters using glue and other strong adhesives without first seeking permission from the Council.

BCC acting chief executive officer Alfred Chanza said anyone wishing to place such adverts is required to seek permission from BCC as stated under Section 44 of the Town and Country Planning Act.

“The Council, in line with Section 45 of the Town and Country Planning Act, hereby gives a 30 day notice to all residents of the city to remove all unpermitted advertisements from walls, trees, streetlight poles and any other structure,” he said.

According to Chanza, any new advertisement displayed in contravention of Section 44 of the Town and Country Act will be removed without further notice, and with costs.

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Stout
Stout
5 years ago

Well done BCC. The laws are there – use them. Next please address the issue of mini bus terminals on our main streets. Nearly all bottle necks are caused by them and they severely affect trafic flow. Busses must stop, pick up and GO. Not stop, manouver and wait.

debwemagix
debwemagix
5 years ago

bravo BCC thats a good idea

debwemagix
debwemagix
5 years ago

good idea bravo BCC

Gimme a breakkkk
Gimme a breakkkk
5 years ago

Nanga oweta nkhumba mu ma low density area wa mukuti bwa? Tadutsani my Sunny Sude ndi mu Nyambadwe mumve nokha fungo lake. This is pollution and it lowers the value of properties.

No Laughing Matter
No Laughing Matter
5 years ago

Blantyre town planners are all a joke. For 50 years it does not seem we have anyone with brains. You must all resign. There is not one well accessible neighborhood in the city of Blantyre yet you talk of illegal posters. Clean up your house first

KALULU
KALULU
5 years ago

Good idea

Prison Warden
Prison Warden
5 years ago

Beauty of the city. Lol

Tili Chenene
Tili Chenene
5 years ago

The motive might be questionable but the purpose is excellent. I support the idea. Some adverts are overdue and dirty

Moyenda
Moyenda
5 years ago

Blantyre – National Monument – the sign has also become an archivable monument. Shame.

Malipeya
Malipeya
5 years ago

MUKAMUFUNSE UZZAH ANAFA NDI ZA YEHOVA. MUYELEKEZE KUCHOTSA MUWONE ZILANGO

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