Blantyre City Council (BCC) mayor Noel Chalamanda on Friday evening inaugurated a water fountain and lights at Midima Roundabout adopted by Chambo Fisheries, a subsidiary of Pacific Limited.
Speaking in an interview at the ceremony, Chalamanda said he is excited that what he set out to do when he was launching the Keep Blantyre City Clean campaign to restore the beauty of the commercial capital is happening.
He said: “I am happy to report that the initiative is taking shape and we have been helped a lot by a number of companies and we are grateful for this timely support that has come to Blantyre City Council.
“We are not spending a penny but we are working and cooperating with the rest of the residents— corporate and individuals— to make Blantyre clean and green again.”
The mayor said almost all the roundabouts in Blantyre are under corporate sponsorship and now the council is seeking partners to adopt other parts of the main roads.
Chambo Fisheries chief executive officer (CEO) and Pacific Limited industrial manager Ismail Aboo, speaking in an interview, said the company partnered BCC by adopting Midima Roundabout because it is the world’s largest bio flock tank farm in Africa and to be in Blantyre is a pride for the city itself.
He said: “As such, Blantyre City Council and Chambo Fisheries decided that why don’t we show this pride, why don’t we add value within Blantyre City itself and why don’t we have the chance to update this roundabout which is close to Chambo Fisheries and show people what we have in the city.”
Aboo said adding value to Midima Roundabout has cost Chambo Fisheries about K16 million ($26,527.4) n