Blantyre residents lament noise caused by churches, weddings

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Residents of Malawi’s commercial city have asked the Blantyre City Council to implement measures that will help curb noise in residential areas and other parts of the city.

Ndirande Township, one of the areas affected by noise pollution. (Credit: msujschoolinmalawi)

Ndirande Township, one of the areas affected by noise pollution. (Credit: msujschoolinmalawi)

The call follows the increase of ceremonies and events that are causing noise pollution in the city.

The residents have complained that they are falling to live peacefully due to the noise that comes from bottlestores as well as from events such as wedding ceremonies and religious meetings.

Reacting to the call, Blantyre City Council spokesperson Anthony Kasunda said that the council is fully aware of the problem.

Kasunda however complained that the council is currently powerless on the issue since it is waiting for a court decision on a similar case.

“We are fully aware of the issue right now we are just waiting for the court’s decision into the matter as we recently issued them a notice on stopping the public from causing this noise pollution,” he said.

According to Kasunda, the council respects the rule of law as such it will continue waiting for the court. He however promised the residents that the council will stop noise making functions in the city when the court gives it the power to do so.

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