The once serene and secure streets of Blantyre are now grappling with an overwhelming surge of street vendors, mere weeks after the government's directive allowed vendors to operate freely for a limited period of 45 days. This rapid influx has raised significant concerns regarding security and sanitation in the city.
The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has pleaded with well-wishers to support the relocation exercise of Cyclone Freddy survivors from Soche to Mapanga area.
Street vending is a myriad of implications lamped in one basket. It is an attempt at economic survival for most less privileged. Street vending is also a problem when it comes to sanitation and hygiene. Cleaning cities is difficult. It is also a loss of revenue in daily market fees for district or city councils.
The Blantyre City Council has taken a step in the rehabilitation of the Machinjiri road in Blantyre which was damaged and cut off by flash floods that occurred in the city recently.
Blantyre City Council says it is partnering relevant stakeholders in implementing skills development and other initiatives targeting young people to control youth unemployment among other challenges young people face in the country.
The Blantyre City Council has unveiled plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) Cameras in tall buildings along the city’s streets in order to curb frequent criminal activities.
Blantyre City Council (BCC) says it has tightened its security features on the business license forms following the syndicate it conducted leading to arrest of some suspected unauthorised officers who forged the payment document clips in the city.
The Blantyre City Council (BCC) says it has made a proposal of MK20 billion to government and development partners to root out informal settlements in the city amid reports that such construction works along rivers are exposing people to floods.
Some vendors across Blantyre on Thursday stormed offices of the Blantyre City Council (BCC) demanding payment which they say the Council owes them.
The Blantyre City Council (BCC) says property owners owe the Council about K2 billion in property rates default.