Lilongwe City Centre becoming an eyesore

The Lilongwe City centre has now become an eyesore with overgrown bushes that have turned the once beautiful centre into a jungle.

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The problem has been further compounded by the decision by Lilongwe City Council workers to stage a sit in to force management to give them a ten percent pay hike.

A visit to the centre yesterday revealed how beautiful structures such as Tikwere House and Platinum Hotel have been engulfed by overgrown grass.

The grass is so tall that even thieves and other individuals with ill intentions can hide without being noticed.

Efforts to speak the City Council spokesperson Tamara Chafunya proved futile but an irate resident Grace Mbewe described the situation as pathetic and a security risk.

“This is not on, imagine those people who use short cuts to access various offices, can they not be attacked by thugs? The council should put its house in order because it has a responsibility to make the town habitable and safe,” she said.

An official at the council speaking on condition of anonymity blamed the whole situation to poor planning saying the grass could have been already cut if funds were allocated on time.

”Imagine every year we anticipate rains and we cannot plan that we will need to cut done grass. This is pathetic and something needs to be done,” said the official.

Lilongwe is one city where sanitation and cleanliness has deteriorated beyond tolerable levels. Apart from the usual dust which the city assembly has failed to bury for decades, wherever one goes, one finds heaps of uncollected rubbish scattered along the streets or roads

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Mitengo
Mitengo
1 year ago

That’s the mentality of Malawians when it comes to dumpling. Don’t blame the City Council employees’ sit in. Blame ourselves for having no manners by just throwing anything all over everywhere. Now deal with the stinking atmosphere you disorganised city.

Angulu
Angulu
1 year ago

What happened to the ugly first lady’s initiative BEAM ( Beautify Malawi) ? was it just another channel to steal money from Tax payers and Donors???

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  Angulu

Busy acquiring land in the city with foreigners, particularly Indians

Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

@my brother Bamusi, Prince of thieves akuti has washed his hands clean. Kaya akutanthauza chiyani? Clean of what mutamufunsa. Wayamba njengunje coz chief financier wake anamukwidzinga nawo unyolo so fungo lamupeza.

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

Looks like the Councils are in name only. While LL is lamenting the city centre filth, BT, particularly the whole length of Glynn Jones Road, is slowly degenerating into an eyesore with vegetable vendors everywhere. One wonders where they go to help themselves

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Achiswe'.'
1 year ago

Our Capital City is a disgrace. When tourists/visitors arrive at KIA they see a run-down shabby airport. They then travel along a neglected road to our capital only to find it looking untidy and dirty. What a welcome to the ‘Warm heart of Africa’.

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
1 year ago

Yet we are fooling ourselves that we will attract foreign direct investment. From where? Micky mouse Chinese and Indians who care little whether where they go there is a toilet or not. Look at Bingu International Conference Centre, the place is being run down in front of our own eyes. Malawians are schooled in the wrong things. I went to Lingadzi inn the other day, the place can easily be called make shift stop over, not worthy to be graded as a tourist bed and breakfast. How on earth can we not manage anything? No wonder Lilongwe is becoming a… Read more »

Bamusi
1 year ago

Koma DPP mulungu akulangeni Kuba ndalama wosasamala dziko zoona?

Hello
Hello
1 year ago

Even the collected garbage has been dumped on the road connecting 6 Miles, Area 38, 24 and 23. Two bulldozers have been deployed to the site but one can hardly see the progress made to clear the road for vehicles to pass without problems. One has to go off the road, travel some distance to reconnect to the garbage free portion of the road. I have seen the bulldozers just parked on site since yesterday. Shocking!!!

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