Blantyre City Council (BCC) has appealed to the Chinese community to support them with garbage collection vehicles and fire engines.
BCC mayor Wild Ndipo said this on Saturday when the Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Blantyre officially opened its offices at Golden Peacock Hotel in the city.
Ndipo said the council is facing challenges as its vehicles are old and not roadworthy.
“Much as we are doing our best to collect garbage and put out fires, our vehicles are outdated,” he said.
Commenting on the opening of the office, Ndipo said it will strengthen ties between the council and the Chinese community.
In a separate interview, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Blantyre chairperson Shaohui Chen said they will strengthen the relationship that exists between Malawi and China.
“The office will help people to get more information on the Chinese and their culture. We will grow together because Malawi and China have been partners for a long time,” he said.