BCC confiscates music equipment around Blantyre

Blantyre, Blantyre City Council (BCC) is honouring its promises of confiscating music equipment around some townships in Blantyre in line with its by-law barring people from conducting public functions in residential areas.

Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency (MANA) Thursday in Blantyre,Public Relations Officer (PRO) for BCC Anthony Kasunda said currently they have been to Chirimba, Machinjiri, Manase and Chemusa among other areas confiscating music equipment used in public functions such as weddings or bridal showers in residential areas.

According to the PRO, the court gave BCC a go ahead to enforce the by-law after some residents went to court to challenge it.

“If you will visit the Council offices, you will be shown a lot of music equipment that has been confiscated from different locations,” Kasunda said.

He said apart from confiscating music equipment from people that conduct functions in undesignated areas, they are also confiscating other equipment from bars that do not follow essential rules and regulations.

“Every bar has a license and the license stipulates conditions such as opening time and permissible music sound output,” Kasunda said adding that owners of the confiscated equipment are made to pay a fine in order to collect their products.

Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA