Tags: BCC

BCC disappoints on service charter

  Bangwe-based Concerned Youth Organisation (CYO) has expressed disappointment with Blantyre City Council (BCC) over its failure to launch and put into a service charter years after its development. A service charter provides a framework for defining service delivery standards, the rights of customers (residents in case of the council) and how complaints are supposed…

BAF defines culture

  It is hot and sunny on a Friday morning in Blantyre’s central business district. Some youths are parading, alongside a motorcade, in the city’s busiest road, Chipembere Highway, oblivious to the discomfort of the heat and the suspicious glances they elicit from scores of onlookers. Some onlookers suspect the parade is an organised protest…

Nandolo still under probe—Ministry

  Blantyre City Council (BCC) chief executive officer Ted Nandolo is still on suspension because investigations into his alleged misconduct are not concluded, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has said. Nandolo also confirmed his status in an interview on Thursday, saying he is still on suspension and that he does not know when…

BCC to prosecute encroachers

The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has warned that it will prosecute all those encroaching on fragile or vulnerable areas such as riverine, hillsides, road reserves and other open spaces to cultivate, mine sand or harvest forests. The council’s acting chief executive officer, Alfred Chanza issued the warning in a statement released today. “This is in force…

Blantyre City to construct,  rehabilitate public toilets

Blantyre City Council (BCC) will soon construct and rehabilitate more than 100 public conveniences with a view to improve the sanitation situation in the city, which has been compromised for decades, the councils public relations manager Anthony Kasunda has said. Said Kasunda: “We have observed that very few public conveniences are fully operational and managed…

BCC in pollution, trade effluent monitoring

  Blantyre City Council (BCC) has said it will embark on an on-going pollution monitoring exercise as one way of reversing deterioration of the city’s environmental system. The exercise will specifically target trade effluent from all industries in the city and the council has since urged companies and institutions to cooperate with its pollution control…

BT residents owe city council K2bn

Businesses and property owners in Blantyre City are frustrating and compromising the council’s tasks as they owe Blantyre City Council (BCC) over K2 billion accumulated over the past five years. Malawi News Agency (Mana) established this on Tuesday in an interview with BCC public relations manager Anthony Kasunda. He said the K2 billion comprises unpaid…

Ed’s Note: Zinkhoswe noise ban welcome

Last week I almost heaved a sigh of relief when the Blantyre City Council (BCC) issued a ban on holding of public ceremonies such as weddings, engagements, bridal showers and public functions of a similar nature in residential areas with immediate effect. This, according to the council, was necessitated as a means to ending noise…

Court orders illegal settlers move out of Soche Hill

Magistrate’s Court in Blantyre has ordered illegal settlers on Soche Hill to demolish their houses and vacate the hill within six months. Senior Magistrate Jean Rosemary Kayira made the directive on Monday according to a statement released by Blantyre City Council (BCC) who have since welcomed the ruling. The order follows the conviction and sentencing…