Minister gives BT City Council 7-day ultimatum to clean up wastes in Limbe River

Blantyre City Council (BCC)  have been given a seven-day ultimatum by Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Ben Phiri  to clean up wastes dumped in Limbe River.

Minister Phiri directs Blantyre Mayor Ndipo to clean Limbe River

Phiri gave the ultimutum on Wednesday after a surprise visit to Limbe and Kachere markets in the cit.

He said poor waste disposal in the markets is a ticking bomb.

“We have a hygiene challenge to be addressed. The council must identify proper waste dumping sites and I give them seven days to clean up Limbe River,” said Phiri.

“BCC also has 14 days to come up with plans to address frequent sewer system breakdowns,” he said.

Blantyre mayor Wild Ndipo promised to obey the ultimatums and “do the job.”

The Mayor said the garbage comes from vendors who illegally dump the wastes into the river.

He promised to engage market chairpersons to change traders’ mindset on hygiene practices.

Apart from Limbe, other polluted rivers in the city are Mudi, Nasolo, Likhubula, Naperi and South Lunzu.

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Jakison Laanje
Jakison Laanje
1 year ago

Include Beautify Malawi asamangodya ndalama za anthu. Ma advert pa TV koma anthu a ma minibus amagotaya zinyalala paliponse. The awareness part should be funded by Beautify Malawi. Munalandila ma professorship, now its the time to show why. It’s not only for Blantyre City Council to do the cleanup. Ndalama zituluke apa tione osamangodya kunamizira Beautify Malawi. Getrude ukapanga izi anthu akukonda kwambiri. Educate a ma minibus osalola anthu kutaya zinyalala kunja. Koma olo magalimoto aboma mumakwera zitsiru zotaya mabotolo olo zinyalala akadya pa nseu. Komanso, the big picture, (1) BCC should employ Zinyalala Police-azipereka ma ticket kwa anthu otaya… Read more »

Ambele Kwacheni Banda
Ambele Kwacheni Banda
1 year ago

Tayetsetsani anduna, the first mayor was trying and Blantyre changed but Ndipo despite being deputy then
is not doing much

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