Malawi’s renowned comedian Michael Usi, aka ‘Manganya’ has made disparaging on Asian-business persons and politicians for neglecting commercial town Limbe Blantyre, citing an example of poor infrastructures and roads.
Usi said in an interview with Nyasa Times that government has to do “something” about Asians opening up businesses and dirty shops.
“Our politicians seem to be neglecting social economic issues, especially in Limbe where we have allowed these Asians to operate in sub-standards buildings. I do not even know when was the last time those buildings were painted,” said Usi.
He said it is time for government and politicians to take an action on Asians, who have are operating in sub-standards buildings to demolish them and construct better buildings.
“I remember the first Head of State Dr Kamuzu Banda directed that most of the sub-standard buildings in Limbe be demolished. They even painted red stars on the buildings to be demolished, but up to now l wonder to see the buildings still being used. What is wrong with us Malawians that we cannot respect our laws,” quizzed Usi.
He emphasized that Asians are making a lot of money through business, yet it is difficult for them to make sure that Limbe is a well developed town by constructing standard buildings.
Usi pointed out that it is unfortunate that they cannot maintain the sewages which most of them in Limbe were broken some years back.
“As a social responsibility, l think these Asians should be responsible in making sure that Limbe is clean. Another question to our city council is why they allow these people to have their houses upstairs with shops down. You find that clothes, pants, bathing towels are all over making the town to look even worse,” said Usi.