Council tells refugees to leave businesses, relocate to Dzaleka

Lilongwe city council has given refugees 90 days to fold up their businesses in the city and relocate to Dzaleka refugee camp in Dowa.

Chome:  We had consultations with the refugees

Lilongwe city council chief executive officer John Chome said this has been arrived at after intense consultations with the refugees leadership.

Refugees, especially from Burundi and Rwanda run various businesses, including running hawkers, in townships as well as key trading centres in the city.

A grouping calling itself concerned Malawians have since warned that it will take drastic action if the refugees fail to leave their businesses in the city.

The grouping chairperson Symon Macmillan said the refugees are stifling Malawian businesses.

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Lazarus
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Lazarus

I don’t see anything wrong for the refugees to run the business around the town because they also looking for their lives.

Ben Phiri Jerusalem University
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Ben Phiri Jerusalem University

All people need to earn money for survival. If a Burundi and Rwandan are better business people Malawians will suffer with higher prices or no products to buy.if left to a Malawian who knows nothing about running a business. To be a good business man takes sacrifice and reinvestment. Intolerance and discrimination will have greater consequences. Businesses survive by providing good service and good products

Mina
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Mina

Anthu olephera amalimbana ndi amene zikuwayendela. If you Chase them what are you going to profit 😂😂 mmmm think of your fellow Malawians who are in foreign countries before chasing them in the small businesses are doing for the living, shame.

Jah
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Jah

A malawi koma nkhaza kudulisa zithu. Anyway tiyeni nazo

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