Blantyre City Council (BCC) has banned the sale of green maize in the city effective Thursday February 18. BCC announced the ban through a press release and said the business of selling fresh, cooked or roasted maize has been banned with immediate effect.
The council has since warned residents to strictly observe the ban, saying anyone found selling maize in the city will be prosecuted.
Residents have also been reminded through the statement that the council has laws that need to be followed by individuals in the commercial city.
The constitution of Malawi gives power any council in the country to make by-laws and enforce them.
Early this year the ministry of local government issued a directive banning sale of green maize in gardens, especially this time when the green maize is ready for consumption.