Mayors’ term office comes to an end December:  Elections to be held

Mayors’ term of office, including that of hard working Noel Chalamanda of Blantyre City comes to an end in December.

Muhlabase Mughogho: Incumbent Mayors  can seek re-election

Muhlabase Mughogho: Incumbent Mayors can seek re-election

Local government ministry’ spokesperson MuhlabaseMughogho confirmed all positions of mayor will be up for grabs after December.

“The laws provide that the tenure of office of mayors is two and half years so yes, their term of office comes to an end in. December,” she said.

She said incumbent holders of office will be free to stand again for re-election.

However, the term of office for chairpersons of councils comes to an end in July after two years in office.

She said after July, elections will be held to elect new office holders.

But the term of office of all ward councillors still remains five years and they will be expected to vacate office in 2019.

Out of all the mayors, the Blantyre City Mayor Chalamanda has been very outstanding, improving the face of Blantyre and initiating novel projects that has put the city back to its old glory.

The decision to bring down old and dilapidated buildings has however met a set back after building owners obtained a court order restraining the council from bringing down the buildings.

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party is strategising to have the majority and probably mayor in December in the Malawi Congress Party dominated Lilongwe City Council by buying off independent and MCP ward councillors.

So far three MCP ward councillors and one independent councillor have defected to the DPP at the council.

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7 thoughts on “Mayors’ term office comes to an end December:  Elections to be held”

  1. Achimphamba Oyera says:

    The article just gives credit where it is due. I do not think it suggests that Noel has to go un-opposed. The term of office seems to me too short. That could be the underlining thing for a lazy mayor just to sit and relax while counting down the days to exit. We have to look into that. Why must I not register my appreciation to our Mayor cum lawyer, Noel, for the great work. Blantyre is mostly a clean city again. Majumbo ku Lilongwe!

  2. Solobala says:

    Noel has to go he has done a tremendous job kwinaku aononga tsapano ppo have started hero worshiping him “Yanu uja a Malawi aimanso”

  3. Mthaparapa Mukiwa says:

    Apatu MCP mwagwanayo nokha. Ku BT ndi ZA chitukuko kutapa kutaya. Ku LL fans yopalasa fumbi pa big dance ndi Mz fans ya vimbuza chitukuko njeeee. Tsono mmizinda monse mukhala ma mayor a DPP.

  4. Sis zee says:

    Praise God finally the Mayor of Lilongwe will be out of office

    1. Che Shaibu says:

      And December is too far!
      Why cant we just make it this July?

  5. Chalume says:

    The connotation in the tone of this article almost implies that Noel’s position need not go to a vote, but that he should continue unopposed. This brings us back to undemocratic tendencies. Let the people choose him again for the good job he has done.

    1. mina says:

      oooh my God lets have a look in Luchenza town ship now….

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