13th March, 2015
For immediate release
Blantyre City Council is informing members of the public and Blantyre residents in particular that it has arrested three suspects and handed them over to Police for littering as one way of enforcing bylaws governing the City.
On Thursday, Council security officers arrested two suspects for emptying garbage bin along the road in Limbe while another suspect was arrested on Friday for dumping waste at Chitawira Cemetery.
The suspects are Haji Yusufu Yakiti, 28 from Machemba Village, T/A Chowe in Mangochi, Issa Osten, 22 from Nsuwo Village, T/A Kalembo in Mangochi and Dickson Linyenga, 42, from Mlomba Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre.
The three suspects are in custody at Limbe Police Station and will appear in court soon to answer a charge of littering.
Meanwhile, the Council is appealing to all residents and people in Blantyre to avoid littering anyhow and make proper use of the bins placed around the City.
The Council warns that it shall take action against any person who litters or being an owner or occupier of premises that accumulate waste on their premises or dumps the same on places not designated as dumpsites.
Take note that no waste or refuse shall be collected by the Council’s collection service unless it is deposited in an approved receptacle.
A clean Blantyre is Possible. It starts with you.
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER