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Council plans to plant 15 000 indigenous trees

The Deputy Mayor Councillor Joseph Makwinja says Blantyre City Council plans to plant at least 15,000 indigenous tree seedlings this year to dress Mudi River, Nasolo River, Naperi River, Limbe River, Nyambadwe Hill and Mthawira Hill.

Mcvittie Chiphwanya, Escom Regional Manager (South) planting a tree

Makwinja on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 commended Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) for partnering the Council in tree planting exercise. Escom plans to support the Council plant 5,000 seedlings.

“It is our wish as the Council to dress our rivers, hills and all marginal land within the City with indigenous trees,” Makwinja says.

Makwinja plants a tree

This year’s tree planting is being done under the theme “Trees and forests for improved health and well-being because trees and forests provide adorable landscape within the City.

“As responsible citizens and residents let us join hands in the management and maintenance of trees in all our surroundings. Remember, it is not about the number of trees planted, but how many have been nurtured, well managed, survived and matured,” he says.

Together, we can make Blantyre City clean and green again and transform the landscape and livelihood.

Deputy Minister launches roads construction projects in the City

On Friday, February 12, 2021, Honourable Halima Daud, MP, Deputy Minister of Local Government launched K2 billion roads construction projects in Blantyre City.

Under the Roads Fund Administration financed projects, the Council will construct Chilobwe-Stella Maris Road, North Road-Market Street in Limbe, Kapeni Road-Mahatma Gandhi at Mount Pleasant Street and Slip Lanes at Kamba, Kapeni, Keza and South End School junctions.

Daud said it was the wish of the Government that local contractors avoid doing shoddy works and also respect the contract period.

His Worship Wild Ndipo, Mayor of Blantyre City, thank the Government for providing financial resources for the projects.

The construction of the roads is expected to complete in eight months while the Slip Lanes are expected to be ready in two months.

Stop vandalism of public facilities

Blantyre City Council has noted with regret the vandalising and stealing of steel street lighting poles along the following roads: Kameza Roundabout to Chileka Airport, Kenyatta Drive from Kanjedza Roundabout to Kwacha Roundabout, Moi Road and Thyolo Road from Midima Roundabout to Chigumula Market.

We would like to appeal to all residents and members of the public to join hands with the Council in guarding these safety and security facilities by reporting those suspected to have been vandalising or stealing the poles to us or Police.

Call us on Toll Free Line 526

Blantyre City to have modern minibus terminals

Blantyre City Council has signed a public private partnership pact with Web Tribe to construct modern minibus terminals in the City.

Dignitaries to the signing ceremony

The terminals to wear a new face are Mibawa, Limbe, Chilobwe opposite Blantyre market and Blantyre Bus Stands.

Under the 10 year Build, Operate and Transfer agreement, the company will also rehabilitate the existing structures at Limbe Bus depot, Limbe market car park and Blantyre market car park.

The Council is also introducing an automated revenue management system that will see the traffic wardens use point of sale devices for the collection of parking fees in the City. The project is expected to commence on November 8, 2020.