The Lilongwe City Council says it will embark on a garbage removing exercise as one way of making the city clean in readiness for the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit.
The council had not removed garbage in some areas for months due to fuel shortages the country was experiencing.
Speaking in an interview on Monday, councilâ€™s chief executive officer (CEO) Kelvin Mâ€™mangisa said they want to create a conducive environment for AU delegates.
â€œThe fuel shortage has dealt us a severe blow and many of our operations have suffered. Even though fuel supplies have somehow normalised, our supplier cannot give us the amount we require at one go; hence, a few refuse collecting vehicles are operational,â€ said Mâ€™mangisa.
He said those in the garbage collecting department will be working day and night to complete the job in good time.
The CEO also said the electrification of the Lilongwe-Kamuzu International Airport Road will be through by June 15.
On the vendors who have returned to the streets, Mâ€™mangisa said they have already started talking to the vendorsâ€™ representatives.