BCC Moves in to Boost Sanitation and Recreation
Blantyre City Council (BCC) has moved in to revamp recreation parks in the city by opening doors up to corporate world for partnerships in running the places.
The Council’s Assistant Director of Leisure, Culture and Development, William Chimzinga, says that apart from offering best recreation services to city dweller, the parks will boost the Council’s income generation.
“This does not mean we are selling the parks. They will be owned by the Council as legally mandated. This will be a win-win partnership.
“If the parks are up and running, we will be able to realize some money. I may not be able to say how much. Some people go out of the city for recreation services; they will now be able to get such services right close to them within the city,” he said.
On the sanitation part, spokesperson for the Council, Anthony Kasunda, appealed to the corporate world to support the Council in the clean-up exercise.
“We started our own initiative called Clean and Green. The president launched the National Clean-Up Day; we took that as an advantage to us because we got a political boost.
“That is why we are inviting partners to come in and sustain this initiative because we do not have enough resources. They will be recognized as official partners in this initiative.
“As they mobilize the residents in supporting us, they will be promoting their brand as well. There will be media presence and that will be good for publicity. The partners will be given all that liberty to display their merchandize and everything they need their clients to know,” he said.