The Malawi Government through Ministry of Labour and Manpower Development has assured all vendors across the country that market fires will soon become history since the ministry now knows their causes.
Speaking to Malawi24 on Thursday, the minister responsible Henry Mussa said his ministry has also established remedies to the markets fire problem.
Mussa who was appointed by President Peter Mutharika to chair a task force on market fires in July, claimed that all paperwork has been done and they are ready to implement the recommendations they gathered from stakeholders.
“We are yet to implement recommendations but we are almost done and soon we will put what we gathered to practice,” said Mussa.
This publication’s peep into some recommendations gathered by the task force found that the ministry will work with councils on how to implement some workable safety measures in markets across the country.
The ministry will also reason with commercial banks and lending institutions on how victims of such fires may be repaying their loans.
This comes after the country experienced five market fires between September and October this year.