The Zomba City Council (ZCC) has elected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councilor for central ward Melia Likoswe Douglas as new mayor during the council’s meeting held at the Civic Offices Chamber.
The newly elected 37-year-old female Mayor replaced late Joana Ntaja who died on March 8 2015.
Douglas, who recently won the Central Ward during by-elections, becomes the seventh mayor for the city and the second female in its history.
She went unopposed.
In her acceptance speech, the new Mayor thanked God for her election and promised to “serve” the people with all her dedication.
Zomba City deputy mayor Davie Maunde of UDF said the council was pleased with the election of a new Mayor.
“We welcome the election of the new Mayor and she will have our support,” he said.
Its female power in Zomba as the city’s Central member of Parliament (MP) is also a woman, Patricia Kainga of Peoples Party.
The MP said she was very grateful for the city to have a woman elected for the second time as a mayor .
“This is good news to those who support gender issues,” said MP Nangozo.
Nangozo also promised to support the newly elected mayor and work hand in hand with her of issues of development in the city.
Zomba First Grade Magistrate Robert Makaika administered the oath of office to the new Mayor.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :