Lilongwe City to allow media coverage during councillors meetings

Lilongwe City council will now allow the media to cover  councillors  meetings after a  resolution has been passed during the council meeting which took place recently.

Lilongwe city Council Mayor, Willy Chapondela and his deputy Kwame Ngwira, CEO Richard Hara  to allow media cover council meetings -Pic by Solister Mogha

Lilongwe city Council Mayor, Willy Chapondela and his deputy Kwame Ngwira, CEO Richard Hara to allow media cover council meetings -Pic by Solister Mogha

According to some members of the council who attended the meeting, members of the press will be covering the proceedings of the debate live like the way how members cover proceedings at Parliament.

Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa Malawi) chapter chairman, Thom Khanje has described the resolution as a welcome development.

Khanje said the decision will help to strengthen transparency and accountability

“Let me urge all council members to emulate what Lilongwe City has done because that will improve the transparency and accountable,” said Khanje.

Malawi Local Government Association President Samson Chaziya recently accused central government for various problems which the councils are going through.

Chaziya cited underfunding as a major problem which the councils are going through.

With media right within the chambers, all the problems will now be able to come to light quickly for redress by the authorities.

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7 thoughts on “Lilongwe City to allow media coverage during councillors meetings”

  1. vero says:

    Town Yathu yopanda malamulo….ndichifukwa chake achina oyimba awa amawagwira ku Dubai…Unve ochoka nawo ku Malawi… Kuti town ikhale bwino….you need to be aggressive..as aresult mudzawona kuti Lilongwe ingakhale town..yolemera kwambiri…pliz separate city activities ndi ndale…..who is a vendor kuti atisowetse mtendere…

    1. Wodala says:

      Vero,
      A vendor is a Mayor by definition. A vendor has taken over the city in the deafening absence of substantive His Worship the Mayor.

  2. Wodala says:

    I didn’t know we have a Mayor in Lilongwe. Where has he been all these past 8 months? Anyway better late yhan never.

  3. alukosyo says:

    good idea tizimva mmene muziyankhulira mbwerera ngati ku parliament zopusa ayi mwamva

  4. Thyolo man says:

    Bwana wa nkulu umandiwaza………. No shaken

  5. Ezekiel says:

    Koma yesesani ukhondo mtauni mu anthu zoona mizimbe kaya china chili chonse kumangotaya penapaliponse zoona. Aphuzinseni ukhondo Anthuwa umve wachuluka.

    1. vero says:

      zikusokoneza town Yathu ndi ndale…….if we can separate ndale activities ndi city activities…..zonse ndi zotheka….

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