DPP’s Ngalande takes on Chalamanda for Blantyre Mayorship: Council elections January

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Youth Director and Councilor for Misesa Ward in Blantyre, Louis Ngalande, has intensified his drive to unseat Mayor Noel Chalamanda when Blantyre City Council (BCC) holds elections next month.

Ngalande (right) with dignified Mayor for Blantyre City> The other one is a indepent councillor Chirambo who earlier expressed interest

Chalamanda, private practicing lawyer and independent councilor for Blantyre City Centre Ward, was elected as Mayor for Blantyre city on July 9, 2014 in an election that was partly disrupted by DPP supporters led by Ngalande, who opposed his nomination.

The DPP supporters and police engaged in a running battle as they demanded their leader Ngalande’s name be included on the list of the candidates vying for the position of mayor.

BCC Public Relations Manager, Anthony Kasunda confirmed of the planned elections but could not confirm of dates and names of those interested to contest.

“The elections are in January next year but dates are not yet set. Names of those interested to compete are not yet known, they will be revealed on the actual day of elections,” said Kasunda.

Ngalande is the only candidate currently known to be mounting a challenge against Chalamanda for the mayorship title.

Ngalande could not hide or dismiss his interest, saying “It’s not a matter of vying for the mayor position but a matter of interest.”

Currently it is not known if Chalamanda is going to stand again at the end of his first term in office as Mayor for Blantyre City.

During his tenure has been fighting to restore Blantyre city’s sanitation. Willad Ndipo has been his deputy.

People who spoke to Nyasa Times said Chalamanda has done very well in his tenure as Mayor and deserves a renewal of his mandate. But its the councillors who will determine in a vote.

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DPP MPAKA MMANDA
DPP MPAKA MMANDA
4 years ago

Tikachoka ku LL kufika ku BT ife timaopa kutaya zinyalala pena paliponse kuona mmene mzinda ukukongolera. Kuno ku LL, sitiopa chifukwa ndikwaumve zedi. Dzina la mtsogoleri lingakhale Ngalande ndiye city iwoneka bwanji? Popeza a DPP sakondwa ndi nzeru zabwinotu ndiye tiyenazoni. Good leadership should support Chalamanda by echoing his exploits in BT. BT does not need thugs at the helm of the city leadership.

maurice
4 years ago

NOEL has being show good jobs to the National of Malawi we are appreciate what your doing keep it up.keep
our city clean

Mtondo
Mtondo
4 years ago

inu nonse omwe mukavote mumve izi mukangoyelekeza kumuvotela Ngalande, tidza matcha ndithudi noel has perfomed tremendously well and akadakhala mayiko anzathu akadangoti Noel pitilizani and support the little guy. koma poti ndiku malawi!!! If i were bwana peter muthalika i would have just invited my selfish guy Ngalande and advise him to give way for noel, because what noel is doing its even adding some credits to muthalika’s leadership. if i were Mapuya Mulupale as a father of the nation i would invite noel and Ngalande and all hopefuls to mayor-ship and enlighten them the need to give chance this… Read more »

zayuka
zayuka
4 years ago

chalamanda yomweyo !BT z fyn wit him

New Blood
New Blood
4 years ago

Wamkulu sasamba ndi mwana ukunena zoona; Indeed the face tells a story kkkkkkkkkk

New Blood
New Blood
4 years ago

A Ngalande mukufuna kuwina mowophyeza, Chalamanda usaope you have done so well during your term we wish you the best for another term or utakhala wamuyaya palibe kanthu.

New Blood
New Blood
4 years ago

Pa ma comment kapena nditi ndemanga zanenedwa apazi wowina wapezeka kale Chalamanda woyeeeeee, winayo azikangolisha ng’ombe kumudzi.

chikhwa
chikhwa
4 years ago

Chala mmwamba for Chalamanda! Mbava yayi!

mbetsuma
mbetsuma
4 years ago

lets consider ngalande if it is jealous is for you give him chance ( wa nzeru siyekhayo ayi)mukakamva agalatiya amanena zimenezi

chindere Wa chindere
chindere Wa chindere
4 years ago

What..?????? Ngalande wants to vie for the position of Mayor…?!!! ??? Thugs, thieves ,robbers will celebrate..! if you see what I mean..! Yesani muwone..!

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