4 October 2016 Last updated at: 9:23 AM

Lilongwe market vendors told to stop reconstruction, asked to relocate

The Malawi Institute of Physical Planners (MIPP) has asked Lilongwe central market vendors to stop reconstructing their shops and relocate to Lilongwe community centre ground to pave way for the city council to rebuild the market.

Following the fire that razed down the market late last month, vendors began rebuilding their shops.
But vice president for MIPP Gilbert Chilinde said if vendors will continue with their reconstruction exercise it is going to compromise the quality of the final structures at the market.

Chilinde added that the institute wants to see citizens freely doing their businesses in organized places in all parts of the country, including at Lilongwe central market.

Lilongwe market fire.

The market caught fire.

He however urged government to take the responsibility of reconstructing a better market and stop the vendors from constructing the trading stores which become very dangerous due to materials the vendors use.

Meanwhile, MIPP has expressed regret over the fire incident at the market that led to loss of property worth millions.

“When we heard about the fire and saw what happened, we were shocked with sadness about the loss of property at the market,” explained Chilinde adding that the fire brought discomfort to both vendors and buyers.



44 Comments On "Lilongwe market vendors told to stop reconstruction, asked to relocate"

  • Dan Mugowa says:

    Mwina lingakhale km lachedwa, yankho Boma liyenela kubweza ndalama kwa omwe anayamba ntchhito zawo.Komano dziko sili sawuka kwa iwe amene wapeleka ganizolo?

  • koma mfunso nkumati;a ma plan anali kuti kuyambira pamene anthu ayamba kumanganso ma shop awo?.how stupid are they that adikire anthu amange kae kenako azibwera ndi ma plan awowo?.kupusa kumeneko ndie kwa mtundu wanji nzanga?.ngati mukufuna kumanga msika wa makono do it at a right time.mind you anthu amene katundu wawo anaonongeka ndi moyo pano have nothing to depend on.mukufuna atani?.how long wil the construction of that u call a plan market take?.where were you?.u have poor minds guys.

  • Achita bwino kuimitsa kuti a city amangeso msika uja posiya njira zoti galimoto za fire zitha kulowa ndikuzimitsa moto next tym .Imagine galimoto la fire kumazimitsa moto lilipanja pa nsika! !chifukwa chosowa poponda mmmmhh

  • Comment tomorrow

  • Ndikuona ngati msikau aotcha ndi a city. Awalesa bwanji anthu kukonza malo ao o gulisila malonda. Pomwe a city akulephela kukonza mashed kwa zaka zambili mbili .

  • Stop pointing finger the Government– u r the one u set fire to the market . Y everything u condemn the Government ?? Shut up u mouth

  • Ndidanena Kale Kt Zeru Zaukalamba,zisokoneza Zithu,adateloso Ku Flee Market Kuja ,Kumabwela Athu Atayamba Kale Kumanga Ndikumapepesa Ndi K10,000 Zikomo Poti Amalondawa Ayitulukira,abomawa Asanatulutse Plan Yowotchela Msikawu,kazimangani Osasiya!!

  • Confusion,confusion,confusion

  • Boma silingamange pano msikawu kunena zoona

  • Josh Josh says:

    NDE kuti misikayi akumaotchera dhala

  • Umbuli ndi matenda.Paja amalawi tinazolowera za nyambwalinyambwali kodi munayamba mwawona misika ya mma CITY a amaiko ena? nde mmafuna kenako muzisilira za mmaikomo. Boma likati likonze chinthu inu mumati apa ayi mpathu nde chani.

  • Aboma mufufuze mokwanila kuti mupeze chomwe chikuyambitsa moto kuti misika izipsa ndi moto.

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  • mwaganiza bwanji kuwaletsa anthu pomwe ena mwaiwo amaliza kale kumamanga ndipoi ena akuyamba kumene?mukudziwa kuti miyoyo yao ndiyowawa coz pazinthu zomwe adaluza now your talking shit kuti asiye sichisokonezo chimenecho?ithink mukufunika mupite ku zomaba mutu wanu sumagwila

  • I Cant Blv That Page Ino Ndya Dpp Ndezokamb Zawo Mbwelela Zokha Zkha Stupid

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  • Kodi mu Lilongwe muli Meya ndi anzake kapena muli mbava? Ndichani chomwe munganene athu ndikuvera? Mashedi akufree market mpaka lero sanakonze koma kumangotolera ndalama daily. Ndiye muziti asiye kumanga muwadyesa maanja awo

  • Boma linaotcha msika kuti litithamangitse stupid

  • this is foolish Malawi government took alot of time to do implement any project nde apa azitiuzaso kuti ndalma zomangira mu mu budget munalibe

  • Ayi asiyeni amange Anthuwa ali ndi mabanja awo.SONO mukawalesa asamale ndani mabanja awo

  • you take malawians as stupid peaple easy to rule

  • Komangati chilichamba chikupwetekani:momwe anthuwa amayamba kumanga iwo analikuti?mukadzamvakuti chisokonezo ndiye chimenechi abwezeledwe zomwe awonongakalezo ndi chindapusa chomvekabwino

  • Visit the site and see the new face of the market
    Stopping them will mean yet another lose of millions of money
    Tindalama ta ku Chinato kamangileni nsika wina pa Town Hall

  • Ndiye kut Aboma anaotcha dala ndicholinga choti atithamangise eti?Bad plan indeed just refund our cash that was lost.you hav no shame at all.

  • so shud we say gvt will refund the money for those people who are already started building there shop? it that it yes then it’s another loss of money especially millions of kwachas

    • Very good kuyimitsa kumanga msikako?

    • Wu Tee says:

      Thomas Magwaya do u know that mu msika muja munali Njira yoti galimoto imkakwanitsa kulowa? What they need to do is kumanga msika oti next time musazakhaleso ngozi ngati yachitikayi. Msika oti anthu azititakasuka.
      U c we pay alot of tax and government must use that money to build something safe that pipo will never faint again kuti ma million aphya ndi moto. Sorry that it sounded like ndadana ndi msika. Thank my brother

    • I thought mumasangalala ndi kuotchedwa kwa msika, but where will the govt or city assembly get the funds to build the new market when they failed to buy fuel for the fire engine? Why can’t they find another place to build the new market

    • Wu Tee says:

      We pay alot of tax wawa. Malawi is the only country with heavy taxes. How much is our president spending per day in USA? Can’t that money help? Poor malawi

    • And the issue here is aloleni amange msika oti galimoto la fire lidzikhala kulowa kuti ngati moto utayakaso zidzathe kulowa ndikuzimitsa moto. .
      Galimoto ingathimitse bwanji fire ilipanja pansika? Malo odutsa galimoto mudasandutsa malo oyala malonda poimika ma plywood. ..

      Very good very good! !!

    • Wu Tee says:

      Yes. U c the fire engine hose just one compartment carries 30 litres and mmene the fire engine was outside msika they needed to extend the hose as a result the pressure is reduced and by the time the tank is empty the hose has about 100 litres that remain in the pipe. Msika ukufunika oti moto wayaka galimoto izitha kulowa mkati osati Kuima kunja

    • AKatunga mmene imapsya kachikungu car park fire engine inakanika kulowa? Mukamayankhula muziganiza city Assembly need to buy new engines osamadalira zaku airport or ku airwing. Kodi moto unatenga nthawi yaitali bwanji fire engine isanafike olo mukanakhala misewu ndiye akanazimitsa anakanika kuzimitsa moto wapa kachikungu yoti ili munsewu. Plywood ndiamene watiphunzitsira ana school amwene.

    • Galimoto ya fire inalephera kuzimitsa moto block yamashop 10 mu kachikungu car park ndiye mukanene msika ngati umene uja ife ndiye tayamba kuyala katundu bachedwani ndi good wanuyo

  • it ws Set up…so sad