Mzuzu: In a bid to enhance cleanliness within the city ahead of the 54th Anniversary Independence Celebrations, Mzuzu City Council (MCC) has embarked on a Beautify Mzuzu City Campaign to lobby with proprietors of business premises and owners of buildings to repaint and renovate such facilities.
According to MCC Director of Parks, Leisure and Environment, Godwin Pondelani, the council has already circulated a communique to all property owners advising them to comply with the call, saying the campaign will run up to June 30, 2018.
As we are talking, most people have already started either repainting or carrying total renovations of their buildings, and we thank them for taking heed of our call, said Pondelani.
He however, warned that MCC will not hesitate to close down business premises which will not have been repainted by June 30, saying the council has the powers to close such premises as such innovations fall under its mandate.
Presenting a report on the preparations of the cerebrations on Tuesday , Pondelani who is chairperson for a committee responsible for decorations, assured stakeholders that the council was working tirelessly to ensure that the city is clean ahead of the event.
We have intensified waste collection and our gardeners are working hard to ensure that the city is evergreen as it is popularly known for, he said.
In recent weeks, MCC workers have been reportedly refusing to clean markets in retaliation to some vendors’ refusal to pay market fees.
One of the vendors at Mzuzu City Main Market vendors, Amos Phiri told Malawi News Agency that ever since the vendors stopped paying market fees, it has been up to the vendors themselves to either pay someone to clean the market or do it themselves.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA