Three people in Blantyre have been arrested for littering as one way of enforcing bylaws governing the city.
In a statement on Friday, Blantyre City Council the three were nabbedon Thursday, by council’s security officers and handed to police.
Kasunda said the suspects are Haji Yusufu Yakiti, 28 from Machemba Village, T/A Chowe in Mangochi, Issa Osten, 22 from Nsuwo Village, T/A Kalembo in Mangochi and Dickson Linyenga, 42, from Mlomba Village, T/A Machinjiri in Blantyre.
“The three are in custody at Limbe Police Station and will appear in court soon to answer a charge of littering,” he said.
The Council is appealing to all residents and people in Blantyre to avoid littering anyhow and make proper use of the bins placed around the City,” he added.
The Council warns that it shall take action against any person who litters or being an owner or occupier of premises that accumulate waste on their premises or dumps the same on places not designated as dumpsites.
“No waste or refuse shall be collected by the Council’s collection service unless it is deposited in an approved receptacle,” the BCC warned in a statement.
The City is running a Keep Blantyre City Clean campaign in an effort to bring back Blantyre City’s beauty and glory.