While people are tirelessly working to spur the economy in Malawi, the public at large is left in the darkness as to whether the future holds some joy.
This year may as described as “the flames year” owing to the shocking frequency of fire accidents.
Several markets like Mbayani and others in Malawi’s cities of Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Blantyre have been in flames. The arguably misterious fire which did gut the MEC warehouse in Lilongwe; Unirversal Industries in Mzuzu; and the recent occurrence that damaged property at the Lilongwe Standard Bank Branch.
But we need to be vigilant if we are to register a robust economy.
The national authorities are under social obligation to establish fire brigade units in all the districts with sufficient human resource and equipment.
All stakeholders in criminal justice system are expected to be very cautious, for some of these fire incidents could be arson.