Blantyre vendors’ right to health under threat

By Yamikani Chiphazi

Vendors at Limbe Market, Blantyre, Malawi, are putting their lives in danger as the Limbe River turns out to be a source of water-borne diseases. Water in the Limbe river is not clean and the river banks contain a lot of garbage. This problem has been there for decades and authorities keep on turning a blind eye to the problem without proffering a longlasting solution.

During the cleanup exercise that happened around the river, the Limbe Ward Councillor, Gerald Lipikwe said that he is advocating and lobbying with the Director of Health Services at Blantyre City to implement already planned long-lasting solutions like establishing a healthy committee at the market that will be supervising the river to ensure the cleanliness of the water from the river.

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