Demos set for Lilongwe City CEO ouster

Hundreds of workers at the Metropolitan council of Lilongwe are set to down their tools this week in protest of return by former Chief Executive Officer Richard Hara, Nyasa Times has been informed.

Hara who was given a posting orders to head the Blantyre District Council returned to office in the capital after seeking a court relief.

Hara: To face demos

Hara: To face demos

But his return is set to open up a tear gas cannister in a sealed room as workers felt relieved when he was posted away.

“We have discussed with the Local Government ministry that this man is an embarrasment, doesnt know how to treat workers with dignity and has no plan to set good standards for the City,” said one employee.

The former city chief was appointed into the office from Mzuzu by former President Joyce Banda to replace what others describe as industrious and successful city chief ever, Kelvin Mmangisa who is now CEO for the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).

Hara a Public Adminstration graduate from Chancellor College, has failed to spearhead the council into high performance by turning around the lives of city rates payers through good service delivery such as better roads and improved sanitation.

The hundreds of workers want government vacate what they call “silly injunction” which they alleged to have enabled him return into office and clean up shady deals in procurement of materials like celamic electricity poles and installations.

Meanwhile, the interviews for new Lilongwe City Chief Executive Officer are slated for next week. An advert was floated in the media last month, the shortlisting has been concluded and the interviews will take place on 22nd September, 2014.

These will be overseen by the Ministry of Local Government’s appointments board, LASCOM.

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Amunandife mkumba
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Achoke Chidazi and let Kelvin Mmangisa come back if possible. He totally failed to develop mzuzu.

Amunandife mkumba
Guest

Achoke mtumbuka ameneyu nepotism too much. Boma la JB linadzadza ndi otumbuka mbava. Why LL City headed by a northerner when mzuzu z alwayz headed by a northener. We need creative and industrious CEOs lyk Kervin Mmangisa. Atumbuka odayamba utumbwa nthawi ya JB.

Kanyimbi
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Kodi anthu akuzolowela bwanji? Mwapangidwa transfer ndiye mukutenga Injunction mukuopa chiyani? Kalipo kalipo wa mkota sakandira pachabe.

Tiko
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Eeh kwa amake nkudowa poti bambo ake a Hara sadaloole, ndiye ife tidampititsa kudabwe. Musewere naye muona chilembwe chadazi.

stanicious
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achoke mtumbuka ameneyi

you
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Kodi ma employees akangoti bwana sakumfuna nde kuti basi zichitikedi? Iwowo amawafuna ndani? what is wrong with this guy abale? Takutopelani tsopano it seems alipo amene akumafuna maudindowa nde akumatuma anthu to start protesting. What we musnt forget is that anthuwa anapanga apply, were interviewed and selected. Ngati uyu was posted somewhere and got injinction, musiyeni a court adziwa chopanga koma why ma demo? kusowa chochita eti!

Bwanji osapanga ma demo za cash gate apa!

Naganza
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Is there anytime someone appointed and is not connected to region and tribe. The problem with all Malawians is these two things, Tribalism and regionalism. People should be appointed without connecting them to where they come from and what tribe they are. When Malawi or Malawians stop this nosense then we will have a better democratic Malawi. As long as we think like this we are far behind the civilization. It is leaders fault. When leaders ar Nepotism and tribalism then the whole society is affected. Kamuzu Banda was a dictator but he never appointed people on high rack on… Read more »
big thought
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Anthu inu mukundisokonyeza kwambiri. Kodi kwawo kwa Mr R Hara ndikuti. Munthu sakhala ndi kwawo kumaboma atatu ena akuti ku Ntchisi ena ku Dowa komanso ku Mpoto, ndiye timve ziti. Musiyeni komweko ndi m Malawi ameneyo ndipo ntchitoyo akugwirira ku Malawi osati ku RSA.

Zolokere
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It is high time our politicians shud not have too much powers in these appointments. Each president who comes transfers top civil servants or demotes them. Richard was a CEO for Mzuzu city and just got transfered to LL whilst already holding CEO title ndiye tinganene kuti ndi wa amai? Look now president wina aliyense amafuna kuti senior positions shud be occupied by his sympathisers. This is victimising innocent people. The man has his good qualifications and has worked for several years but this is what he gets in return. If there is a problem, it shud be solved internally… Read more »
Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
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Nyani wa ku Mwananyani

The Metro Council of LL is in turmoil, and this is not the first time in recent years. Appears that tribalism has been entrenched in that governing body. What to do? I propose asking the President, APM, the no nonsense one, to appoint a new CEO. APM appoints based on merit, nothing else! He seriously studies a case before acting. Osati zakale zija (unlike Joisi Banda’s haste appointments, always based on the person’s tribe or origin).

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