The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has entered preliminary stages of constructing parkades in Malawi’s commercial capital towards addressing parking space challenges.
The Council has, through the Private Public Partnership Commission, started looking for a contractor to help in the designing and construction of the said structure.
The city has an acute shortage of parking space which has seen the council turning some of the roads into one way passages to create space.
On the other hand, the shortage is also exacerbated by companies occupying various buildings who have a tendency of barring public access to roadside parking within their premises.
Speaking to Capital FM, BCC’s Director of Leisure, Culture and Environmental Services Sylvester Mitini Nkhoma confirmed that processes towards the construction of the parkades have started.
Nkhoma however could not give specific details on when the actual construction works would commence.
Motorists that spoke to this reporter described the BCC’s plans as a welcome developed since finding parking space in the CBD is a nightmare they endure almost on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, the PPP Commission has started inviting proposals for Consultants to conduct a Feasibility Study on the same.