Govt advertises Lilongwe City Council CEO’s post: Hara booted

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has advertised a vacancy for the position of Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) despite reports that the title holder Richard Hara’s contract has not yet expired.

Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Richard Hara:  Facing the boot

Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Richard Hara: Facing the boot

It is reported that Hara was deployed to eastern district of Machinga where he will be District Commissioner.

But he declined the post, asking to be posted to a location that is near his home Kasungu and has since
proceeded on leave.

Lilongwe city council public relations officer Tamara Chafunya said she did not have details regarding the advertisement of the council’s vacant post and referred the media to the Ministry of Local Government.

The advert, which appeared in the local press also calls for applications from qualified individual for the similar positions at Mzuzu and Zomba city councils on three year contracts “which may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance”.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that Lilongwe City Council Director of Health and Welfare Services Vito Mulula is being addressed as the council’s CEO in an acting capacity.

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Hara has all academic qualifications required not through correspondence. He has 21 years of progressive experience with dedication. DPP led government wants to replace all CEO’s of City Councils. So they have told Gowelo to do it at all costs regardless of who is there. Dowa people like Hara have no future in the current government. Resignation/retirement is the best for him.


Abambo a J C awa.tikuwadziwa bwino ife.kasukulu kakuukulu,kokokera kokera pamodzi
ndi achina mwenda.

mwina abwereyo adzachotsa zinyalala chifukwa nde tauni ya vunda


I urge Local government officials to treat your employees with care. I hear Many of the senior officers are demotivated.

Mwana Mvula
I understand the pain inflicted on Hara. There might be others too who are are experiencing the same . Authorities at Local government should know this; Someone who has been CEO for Lilongwe city council and has all what it takes to be CEO ; any professional manager would not make a mistake to send him to Machinga.. PS Kang’ombe mwazipeza but screen the people heading various councils you will realize that you have more work to do. Hard workers like Hara are being victiized while lazy bones are rewarded. Public sector reform singagwire chonchi!!!!!. Achilima pali ntchitotu apa. Iyanganeni… Read more »
chindele chakufikapo

koma apitedi zeni zeni asabwelenso anatikwana ameneyo anakamutumixa ku Likoma kkkkk


Politics @ work


That’s demotion of d highest order

Alfred Munduwabo

That’s what we call Civil Service Reform in Malawi.


There is nothing wrong to advertise before the term of office of the CEO expires. This is to ensure that a new CEO is identified before the other leaves.


Richard Hara is one patriotic Malawian, he had Lilongwe city at heart. he had a lot of plans which have been compromised by his greedy directors. lilongwe city council is one corrupt institution. he tried to champion a lot of development projects which were never supported by his own office. he has worked at city council as a lonely person. he had some success in Mzuzu that is why Mzuzu is one of the clean cities with great potential to develop quickly. i wish him well

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