UDF takes control of local councils in eastern region: Win chairperson title in Mangochi, Zomba, Balaka and Machinga

United Democratic Front (UDF) which is led by Atupele Muluzi currently serving as Minister of Lands, have tightened their grip on eastern region support as they take control of councils.

Atupele Muluzi: UDF leader

The eastern region local authority map is yellow, as a result of the UDF winning chairpersons in the district to gain dominance of councils.

Mangochi Town Council re-elected UDF councillors Ibrahim Kacheya and Maimuna Mwanyali as chairperson and vice-chairperson respectively on Tuesday.

Kacheya, who is a councillor for Mikoma Ward, and Mwanyali who is a councillor for Kalunga Ward, retained their positions unopposed.

“For two- and-a-half years we have been at the helm, we have managed to bring visible developments in the town. Talk of buildings, garbage collection, among other notable milestones.

“This is why we have managed to win the hearts of the people. This signifies that we had capable leadership,” Kacheya said

In Machinga, Margret Uladi, who is also director of women in UDF was elected chairperson.

Balaka also elected a UDF councillor Daud Amin as its chairperson.

In Zomba city where there were no elections for the Mayor, UDF holds the seat of deputy mayor Davie Maunde.

The UDF youthful councillor Chikumbutso Likandawe is also chairperson of the Zomba District council.

Apart from Easter Region, UDF has councillors in Likoma, Kasungu, Chitipa, Nsanje and Salima.

UDF spokesman Ken Ndanga hailed Atupele Muluzi leadership, saying “he is giving the leadership we need.”

He did, however, acknowledge: “The truth is UDF still has a mountain to climb if we are to return to government in 2019.”

Ndanga said UDF members remain hopeful that Atupele Muluzi will take the party in a new direction.

“We need to do far more. We need to do better and UDF will work hard,” he added.

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Ndikaona munthu ovala cha yellow kumtima kti myaaaaa. Chipani changa

PP Litete

Good move UDF …we should start from underground.. Bravoo


Chipani changa

Binnwell Kachikopa

Zinazi ndi zoseketsa kwambili, anzanu akulimbirana u mayor inu mukulimba mtima ndi utcheya? A Danga moti simukuwona kuti Atupele ndi obalalika?


Good move. Keep it up.

Tsalayekha Mzika
Good to hear this. This is a warning to DPP that things are not as they used to be. Shielding corrupt and bad people like George Chaponda and the rest will bring the party to the shades. Chaponda should read Malawian history of politics. MCP maintained John Tembo as it’s leader despite all bad stories associated with him. Look at where MCP has been and is now. A Chaponda, a Chaponda, do you think you are clever and presidential material? Mr President, open your eyes and read the signs of times if you are able to read. The writing is… Read more »

Kodi chipani cha U chilipobe?

Prof. Malawimotobuuu!!
Prof. Malawimotobuuu!!

Kungovotera popeza ndi myawo nzawo!! Koma Atupele is killing the party by being a chola boy to Peter Mutharika

son of soil

zoupusa zenizeni, UDF is swollen by corrupt DPP and is finished


Ohh, UDF ilipobe? Chipani ulendo basi, kutha ngati makatani

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