No more weddings in gardens: BCC to finally ban weddings in residential areas

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The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has disclosed that it is to effect stop orders against celebrating Zinkhoswe, birthday parties and bridal showers in residential areas of the city.

The development comes after a court lifted an injunction that stopped the city council authorities from effecting the order following a complaint from venue owners for such ceremonies.

Anthony Kasunda

Kasunda : Venue owners will be served with notices.

Confirming on the court ruling on the matter, BCC spokesperson Anthony Kasunda said the council will now serve stop order notices to venue owners who have been hosting such ceremonies in residential areas.

“There was an injunction which the court has decided on. The court has confirmed that the Council has the mandate to enforce stop orders of such events in residential areas,” said Kasunda.

He further expressed hope that venue owners are to comply with the orders of having ceremonies celebrated in areas where people live.

 The residents of the city feared noise pollution as people used powerful sound systems during bridal showers or engagement ceremonies.

Reacting on the matter, the council placed a stop order on April 30, 2015 after noting with great concern the increase in the number of houses being turned into venues of public ceremonies such as weddings, engagements and bridal showers.

However the owners opted to obtain an injunction that blocked the effectiveness of the order.

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  1. U want to turn blantyre to chiladzuru apa pokha ndye palibe thinking drink and party is a part of good lyf in BTz halla to o the bush doctors 4 their highest GANJA one love

  2. koma apapa nde ng’ombe zayang’ana kungolod,apapa malawi nde wayakad moto guys,,angobweletsa zimalamulo zawo zopanda mutu,,akuyesa kuphuphaphupha koma sizkugwilabe..ife sitingasekelele zimenezi.

  3. Kuno ndi ku Malawi psamangopanga malamulo autsiru cholinga apolice azioneka ngati olakwa pomwe olakwa ali phee chonsecho anasankhidwa kuti apange chitukuko, iyeyo chinkhoswe chake anapangira kuti?

  4. who sent you? mbava inu?mukuganiza kuti tilephere kumasangalala chifkwa chainu?munabwera ndiyoletsa ma equipment kumati madj azikhala ndi chiphaso zakanika lero mwabweranso ndi imeneyi? cashgate basi stop this mudana ndi ambiri.

  5. Ndikusamukila ku bt komweko cos L city simungaipange zimenezo ndizizathana nanu konko agalu a city mmalo momakonza ngalande za mmisewu nvula yayamba muzitibowa ndizaziiii mapazianu

  6. Apa zaonetselatu kuti chamba chikusutidwa kwambili m’ma office aboma. kotelo tipemphe apolice kuti alimbikitse chipikisheni ndikulanda chamba chonse. apo bii dzikoli liyendetsedwa ndi anthu openga okhaokha

  7. tachokani ma office abale inu chitani manyazi mwakula nanha imeneyi ndi mfundo ya city aaaa apatseni mwayi achinyamata nawo ayese osamangokakamila apa pofika mawa mukhale mutachoka apo biiii mukangoyerekeza kukhalila mipando imeneyo mmimba muzitsekula mwa mpezepeze muonaxo iyaaaaa

  8. adhaaa…mu mpandamo mwakoo…mwanga???….agogo ako anaperekerapo mchenga pomanga mpanda wainewoo…nde usandiuze zochita…zopusa et….

  9. Almighty God!why u allowed us to have schools in this land of savages,let’s turn them into Admarc deports,educated people r fools today,sukulu sikupindula,mfundo yake imeneyi,aaaaa

  10. Ban those residential beer sailing points ,barber shop,maize mills .they made noise every day not forgeting residential churches making noises

  11. the most stupid ignorant implication i have ever heard! you don’t have a right to choose for anyone where they can have celebrations, choosing your favorite place is part of the celebration, nobody wants to celebrate at a place they are not happy with. you are so unreasonable, something important is missing in your heads!

  12. Pari ukwat waku hall Tina tanyumba,tatiuzen kod atanyumbafe tipite kut chifukwa tikusunga chikharidwe ifeyo.Aku hall anatengera zachizungu mukufunazo.Ndapeza nzeru tizikupusitsani Nyumba ina tizingotsegula choimbila,Ina kumangophika zophikazo kachetechete.Kwina kungosunga okhudzidwa ndimwambowo.Imeneyo simuzaitulukila.Simunaretse choimbila,kuphika koma tikaziphatikiza zimapanga party,chikhoswe ndiye ife tingozigawagawa chinauko chinauko.

  13. This is like this bcz BCC has seen that they dont make enough money from their halls. So they need forced money. Next will be bicycle riders paying taxes and prostitutes and churches

  14. So where can these parties been hosted for we have no community halls in our areas, build halls first in communities then stop them otherwise we have also right to our place.

  15. I don’t see any logical reason for the ban,i mean its not like we all can afford a commercial hall for our functions and as a matter of fact those residential gardens provide a good scenery to the function,be it a wedding or whatever,the thing is,zalowa dyela zinthuzi

  16. Boma ili lapenba misala chifukwa lasauka likufunika kuli Panga formatting liyambirenso zochita silikuyendetsa bwino dzikoli mayiko ena kulibe zimenezo zoletsa Zosangalatsa kuchita mma location Mmene aku khala izi zikungosonyeza kulephera bas asowa zochita

  17. Sizoona zimenezo inu a BCC mwasowa chochita kapena? Munthu akalephere kusangalalira birthday yake pakhomo pake kuopa inu ofunika muganizeso bwino sinfundo imeneyo

    • Ine nde asadzayerekeze kubwera ku nyumba kwanga chifukwa choyimbira nchanga, nyumbanso njanga. Ndikasangalalire kuti? Timalamulo tinati ntopanda nato nzeru zenizeni/WISDOM. Party yanga mpakana ndikabuke holo nyumba ndirinayo? Asaaaaaaaaaaaa! !!!!!!!!!! Kodi MALAWI akupita kuti?

  18. zachimizimizi basi, dat’s y we can’t develop in malawi jst bcoz of timalamulo timeneto. uko! ife tipitiriza ma dance wo makomo mwathumu.

  19. And please remove all those who live in those top floors of all buildings in our cities. They are commercial plots for commercial buildings and not residential buildings. Thank you

  20. Kodi which books are u reading good pplo wen making these implementations,orders,policies what eva u name them? ????????? Instead of coming to the nation with good news that u have found solutions to our current power problems, water and etc u r busy bringing things that have no effect to human health. CRY FOR OUR BEAUTIFUL MALAWI. God c us thru.

  21. Zachamba basi cholinga mpezelepo kumene mkufuna uko zausitsili kumangokhalira kutolera kwa anthu osauka tisiyeni tili ndi ufulu ndipakhomo pathu agalu inu mwaganiza mopepela

  22. whats simple to tell escom no more blackouts and waterboard no more dry tapes than to tell someone to stop celebrating birthdays in his or home privacy. with this financial crisis who can afford to pay for this expensive halls?

  23. Agalu inu. Ngati funding yavuta kuboma plus tima donor kukunyanyalani musapangitse kuti ifenso tisauke. Masiku ano munthu akuyenera kulemera kuposa boma. Ineyo zimenezi sindikulola muzandipeze ndithu tiswana 2017

  24. u pipo be serious munthu pakhomo pake asachitirepo party??aaaahahaha nde nzofoiratu nde palibe chifukwa choti munthu uzikhala ndimalo ako ako if de person is being restricted kupanga zinthu pamalo ake,,mabirthday party ayamba lero ?aaaaa leave us tizisokosera mmakwathumu

    • Kupanga party pakhomo simulandu koma it becomes against law chifukwa cha mapokoso(sound polution) and its against laws of de land.mulandu wake timati common nuissance

    • This is not SA. Too different countries, even in SA u can’t just have a home party without letting ur local police know. Otherwise they can shut the party down. Just becoz the law is not highly exercised doesn’t mean its not there!

    • komanso maphokoso amakhala paliponse macompany ndimafactory ena akumaphokosera kwambiri y not restraining them to stop the noise? almost everyday muma bar umu mumakhala sound mwakathithi 6 to 6 24 hrs y not kumawaletsaso amenewowo??

    • a Emmanuel what kind of laws of the land r u talking about?Formal or Informal?ngati ili formal tiuzeni chapter or section in de constitution of Malawi where it is written mwina ife panatiphonya pamene panalembedwa zimenezo

  25. BCC sanalakwise mukumtisokosela ndi tima gumbagumba tanu tamazeneneto ma location mu ,ofuna party ku hotel ,ku lodge kapena ku nyanja, musaiwale kuti kumadela athuwa timakhala ndi anthu amavuto monga a #mtima.

  26. kodi anthu amasiku ano mumaganiza bwanji popanga timalamulo tanu tofoyila. Mukakhuta kwanuko basi mulote timalamuloto mudziwaletsa anthu kuti izi ayi izo ayi . nde ufulu wachibadwidwe nde uti . Dont compare African continent with the West . Thoz who dont like the noise can go and live with the white coz we black ppo we like to cerebrate in all styles , we sing , we shout nthungululu without any restrictions, thats how we live .So pliz dont bring Western culture in Africa coz its selfish . Ndisapange ukwati kapena birthday party pa line kuwopa a neighbor ? za ziii

  27. Its good move but who will patrol the areas to make sure that we are not polluted as you put it.
    Coz its like any one with a small garden with speakers then its money maker.