By Rose Mahorya
Residents of Chimaliro in Mzuzu City, Friday engaged Mzuzu City Council (MCC) secretariat over among others poor road infrastructure, malfunctioning street rights and non-developed plots which have become hide-outs for criminals.
According to a representative of the people, Barnett Phiri some of the challenges have been outstanding hence the residents’ decision to hold dialogue meeting and establish the council’s challenges to address such issues.
“Most of these challenges including noise pollution emanating from some lodging service providers have been outstanding for a long period and our aim is to establish their challenges and where and how we can come in to address the situation.
As much as MCC has the responsibility of providing some services, we believe that together we can resolve the issues for intendance, we have the responsibility to keep the road pavements and drainage system clean,” Phiri said.
Dennis Mhone, who is chairperson for Chimaliro Security Committee, commended the council for granting them an audience adding that the meeting was fruitful as the MCC has pledged to provide a machinery and the residents will provide fuel for grading the roads.
Public Relations Officer for MCC, Macdonald Gondwe applauded the residents for using dialogue as a means of relaying their grievances to the council.
“We are very appreciative because we know that we have a partner in Chimaliro whom we can work with in developing the area,” Gondwe said.