Blantyre District Council’s plans to build a shopping mall at Chileka International Airport awaits the full council’s nod, an official has said.
Responding to a question during a meeting for Soche Ward residents and duty- bearers on the council’s plans to get more revenue to improve its services, the council’s deputy director of finance Paul Khuvulo said construction of the shopping mall will bring more revenue.
“We need K100 million for the construction of the mall, which will be convenient for people coming into the country through the airport. We just await a full council meeting where this will be discussed,” he said.
During the meeting at Chadzunda convened by the Local Government Accountability and Performance Project (LGAP), residents also asked the council for more market space, provide better services and curb bribes and corruption.
Chadzunda ward councillor Jeremiah Jumbe believes such meetings are necessary as they provide a forum for duty-bearers and citizens to discuss development.
LGAP programmes manager for Mulanje and Blantyre Elton Edwards said the problems people in councils face need a platform to clear.
“These meetings help iron out the problems that come from confusion about decentralisation,” he said. n