Harold Steve Kaliwo has become the first Mayor of Luchenza Municipality in an election held on Tuesday in its chamber.
The 34 year old Kaliwo got five votes against three votes for Brighton Baluwa the only challenger.
Lawrence Molleni has been elected as deputy mayor after beating Joseph Bello and Patrick Chilomo. Molleni got four votes, Patrick Chilomo got three points while Joseph Bello got one vote.
In his acceptance speech Kaliwo has promised a good working relationship with the administration so that the area should move further in terms of development.
“We are not a threat to the administration of the Municipality as some may think. On behalf of the council we urge all workers at the assembly to take councillors as people who have come to assist in the development of our Municipality,” he said.
“For the municipality to succeed in development, there is need for oneness and cooperation among councillors, administrators and the people of Luchenza at large,” he explained.
Kaliwo further said in his two and half years he will promote infrastructure development in the Municipality.
Luchenza Municipal Chief Executive Officer, Abubakar Nkhoma said apart from implementation of development activities the coming in of councillors will also help in the implementation of some legal issues which were not implemented due to the absence of councillors.