Lilongwe City Council suspend Director of Finance over streets blackout

Lilongwe City Council has suspended Director of finance Jeremiah Sibande  over prolonged blackouts which occurred within Capital City streets following ESCOM action of disconnecting power over non payment of bills.

Bikoko : Monitoring the situation

Bikoko : Monitoring the situation

Sibande confirmed to Nyasa Times that he has been suspended.

“Yes I have indeed been suspended but ask Tamara Chafunya (PRO) for more details,” said Sibande.

Chafunya  said she was in transit to Blantyre  and could not immediately comment when Nyasa Times called her on Friday.

However, sources said apart from Sibande, the council has also suspended Director of Engineering, a Mr Tsogolani.

According to the sources, the council suspended Tsogolani for illegal connection of streets lights.

According to our sources ESCOM queried that some streets had lights  despite disconnections.

Human Resource Chairperson in the council Councillor Dr Desmond Bikoko said his committee is monitoring all issues regarding suspension of Sibande and Tsogolani.

“We can not speak at the moment since investigations to establish what happened are still underway,” said Bikoko.

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12 thoughts on “Lilongwe City Council suspend Director of Finance over streets blackout”

  1. Victim Kamoza says:

    Also investigate Sibande on his influence leading to acquiring of two plots in Area 47 Sector 5, two plots in Area 47 sector 1, two plots in Area 49, one plot in area 43, one plot in area 12 among others.

  2. The government/council has failed to produce money to pay for electricity ndiye mukuwapatsilanji suspension anthuwa??? Mumafuna alipire ma bill amagetsi ndi ndalama zamuthumba mwawo?

  3. Phwisa says:

    Mtumbukayu anajayiladi ku khonsolo yathuyi kuti aziti ikulephera ntchito. I dont know who employed hima in the first place because no chewa can holding such a position at Mzuzu City Council or any assembly in north. Uchitsilu a chewa. Better federalism or MCP’s aliyense a kagwile ntchito kwawo policy

  4. Chinga says:

    Hahaha director of finance amakoza magetsi? Zeleza uli chizelezadi. Uthawatu pa city

  5. [email protected] says:

    wasting time you will pay people millions and close this CITY too much politics give people time to think and work

  6. Mwana wapamalawi says:


  7. panadolo says:

    Director of finance and Engineering are finished. They will not be coming back. These two plus Milanzi will face the ling arm of the law. Watch this space

  8. Awful says:

    With this disconnection of street lights traffic police have disappeared in places where they usually position themselves to catch motorists who disregard traffic lights signs and yet this is the time they are needed most especially during he rush hour. Lex ten Kachama this is unprofessional by your men and his just shows that they are there to cash on motorists and not assist them. The sad thing is the fines go into their personal pockets and not Government coffers.

  9. Malitoni says:

    Moza Zeleza will not survive pa city council. Wayesa reserve bank yowopsyezana

  10. Dakamau kiswell says:

    Councillors or CEO doesnt have powers to suspend the two. Moza Zeleza ndiwopupuluma. He failed miserably ku RBM. Muzingowalipira ndalama anthuwo

  11. Manuel says:

    It’s surprising to note that MCP councillors r causing alot of trouble yet MCP HQ building defaulted payment of city rates in millions! They were not even in financial problems not to pay because their money was just robbed frm many Malawians in forced sales of MCP/Kamuzu cards often more than one to the same individual. Infact if they don’t pay we shuld claim our shares frm MCP assets and invest the recovered money in youth technical trainning for free. Their parents had already paid under threat, some even wth their blood

  12. Jambo says:

    Bikoko is lying. You have to speak because you can’t suspend someone without reasons.
    You know what happened that’s why you have suspended them.

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