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Illegal container shops to be removed in Blantyre city

Blantyre SkylineBLANTYRE(MaraviPost)—Malawi business people who illegally erected container shops or offices should brace for tough times as the Blantyre City Council (BCC) has planned to remove them from the city.

According to Director of Commerce and Industry in the City of Blantyre Dennis Chinseu, most of the containers especially along Mudi River near Blantyre Market have been erected without permission from the city council.

“The public should be aware that some of the people who placed those containers within the city of Blantyre did so illegally because they usually mount them during night,” Chinseu said as quoted by the local papers.

Asked if they have already identified place for the removed traders,Chinseu had this to say: “In Limbe, the city has already identified a place where to relocate the people, while in Blantyre we are still looking for a place, but we will still move them out.”

Container shops and offices are common in all cities of Malawi, a situation which has been attributed to lack of enough capital to construct proper buildings.

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