The Lilongwe City Council (LCC) has announced its intention to construct a modern market with the aim of reducing street vending within the city.
His Worship Councillor Richard Banda, the Mayor of LCC, revealed this plan during a discussion involving key stakeholders such as the Civil Society Organization Network, Citizen Alliance, Lilongwe Citizen Forum, Vendors Association, and Lilongwe City Council (LCC). The discussion focused on pressing issues affecting the city.
Mayor Banda emphasized that significant progress is being made in the development of a modern market, aimed at curbing street vending and providing ample market spaces.
He also noted the positive impact of the recent allocation of police officers, enabling the enforcement of various city bylaws.
Councilor Banda reiterated the importance of discouraging the vandalism of infrastructure, a practice that hinders the city’s progress.
He called on citizens to refrain from such actions and acknowledged the city’s commitment to collaborating with diverse stakeholders to address the challenges it faces.
This move towards a modern market signals a step forward in addressing street vending concerns while fostering a more organized and regulated market space for the city.
This story has been adopted from Malawi24.