Lilongwe District Council has warned business operators that it will close their businesses if they do not renew their licenses by 30th June 2023.
District Commissioner Dr. Lawford Palani issued a warning on Friday during a press conference.
Palani said all businesses that will not have renewed their businesses by the set date will be closed in accordance with the council’s bylaws.
“The council is advising all business operators to apply or renew their business premises licenses now inorder to operate legally,” he said.
Palani further said the council will start issuance and renewal of business premises licenses for the 2023/2024 financial year from 1st April, 2023 in compliance with government new financial year calendar.
The licenses shall be valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March, 2024.