Environmental rights activist Godfrey Mfiti has petitioned the Blantyre City Council (BCC) to take care of Mudi River.
In a letter dated March 30 2016 addressed to director of health and social services Emmanuel Kanjunjunju, chief executive officer (CEO) Alfred Chanza and mayor Noel Chalamanda, Mfiti says the current situation of the river is an infringement of environmental human rights to residents of Blantyre City.
He said: “Recently, the Mudi River has become a disgrace in the city as it spitefully stinks almost everywhere. The river smells so bad and a close look at the river is an eye sore.
“I understand the entire management and staff of Blantyre City Council are residents of Blantyre City. One wonders whether the Blantyre City Council management and staff have lost a sense of smell.”
BCC public relations manager Anthony Kasunda confirmed on Monday that the city had received Mfiti’s letter.
He said relevant offices will attend to the issue as they have done with other issues raised in correspondence from residents and other stakeholders. n