Foreigners dominate Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko’s honorary advisory ambassadors

The Mayor of Lilongwe city on Tuesday appointed a team of community ambassadors to assist in facilitating development activities in the city dominated by various ethnic groups in society including Nigerian, Rwandan, Chinese, Indian and Burundian. There is one Malawian national.

BikoKo with one of the advisors

BikoKo and Zhuo Shui from the Chinese Community

Mayor, Councilor Dr Desmond Bikoko appointed a seven-member team which he said would help in general development of the city.

Names of ambassadors are as follows Zhuo Shui – Chinese Community; Tony Karim – Indian Community; Mylord Jere – Malawian Community; Mwosu Ken – Nigerian Community; Vincent Mugase – Rwandese Community; Emmanuel Munyeragwe – Burundi Community; and Vincent Ndamage Rwandese Business Community.

“The ambassadors will ensure there is participation of the general public in the development plans of the city of Lilongwe through my office,” said Bikoko.

The mayor’s advisory board has been established with the aim of enhancing Lilongwe City Council’s initiative to bridge the gap between the council and residents in the city of Lilongwe.

“Community Ambassadors will serve an advisory role on strategies to improve issues that are affecting citizens in their respective communities, and contribute to development initiatives in the city. Among other things, highlight challenges in their respective societies, and advocate for support of Lilongwe City Council’s by-laws, construction standards and various projects.”

Speaking on behalf of all ambassadors, Mylord Jere, of Angoni Enterprise commended the council for the development.

“We will do the job what we are intended to do , basically we will work hand in hand in our execution of duties in our areas of jurisdiction,” Said Ambassador Jere.

Jere urged the council to engage Rwanda if they want to achieve Lilongwe to be a clean city.

 

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Chiyambi Ngwira
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A saying goes that a strange disease is never healed by an everyday herb. The sickness of our country is very strange indeed looking at how other countries in Africa have progressed admittedly including Rwanda. Hear this bwana Councillor and Mayor for LL. People will fight and critisize you because the path you have taken has never been heard or known to them. You know people refer to books they read at Chancellor College. Please make sure you focus on your goals and allow no one to derail you. You have a vision and you want to build on diversity… Read more »
Achimwene
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I like this guy only problem he is facing is support from Govt, city council and the public… he has plans..

IMBOBA
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………………….Amalawi tonsefe advisory board ikadzadze majority ndima foreigner……………kupusako nde kumeneko. Development of a Nation’s capital cannot be entrusted in the hands of foreigners. They are established yes but they are not to supposed to lead on how we develop our country. This decision will affect local businesses/developments and will only develop international interests. When the time comes, the saga of local people attacking foreign businesses will erupt again. This board to be function to achieve the greater interests of Lilongwe developers should be inclusive of a majority of Malawian developers and perhaps 1 person to represent foreign interests. whats wrong… Read more »
Mzozodo
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Waona kuti ndife anthu opusa, thats why we remain underdeveloped. In fact, he has incuded one representative from each comminity

mjiba
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Rubbish. Akuti advice engange Rwanda if we want to see Lilongwe City developed!! my foot who did Rwanda engange? No one teaches you how to sweep your streets, collect garbage and to behave in a civil manner by not eating sugarcane wantonly everywhere litters of bananas, groundnuts, oranges what will Rwanda teach you about this?

Mzozodo
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Malawian’s have also played great roles in Zambia and Zimbabwe, with most of them holding high positions in the society.

Phideria
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Why only one Malawian in the so called advisory board? More foreigners than locals? That’s why you giving prime land to them. A BIkoko timawona ngati Othandiza komaso I see you are another puppet and boot licker of DPP thugs. Mxiiiii. You are very toxic

Mzozodo
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This is an informal committee, mind you. he has chosen those he believes will asist him in his duties.

Am just curious not Judgemental
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Am just curious not Judgemental

aMalawi pali bvuto apa ngati? tatiyeni zinazi kumayamikilako jealous down.

chimanga
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There is equal participation from the countries chosen….. any problem? After all all his City council is made up of mawians which means malawians have a forum from where to contribute

Amanda Moses
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This is a great development. The title is misleading as if there is something wrong to appoint a non national as an advisor.

These advisors will pool in wisdom from their countries into the LCC Mayor. Well done Bikoko!

Bongololo
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I dont see any problem here. We are looking at development goals for a Multi-National City.
These foreign Nationals are coming from well developed Cities and Lilongwe will benefit alot from their Development Inputs.

Let us look at this with a sober mind. Politics aside Please.

Chigwere
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amati Cosmopolitan city and not Multi-National City

Wrong Advice to Mayor
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Wrong Advice to Mayor

Who told you that Malawians have not travelled the world and that they cant be entrusted with advisory roles. The country is slowly being taken over by foreigners due to weak-minded people like you Bongololo and your Bikoko. Advisors have to always be well chosen with citizens as a priority because there is always a tendency that foreigners will advance policies that favour them and not those that favour Malawians. It should be Malawian citizens first in everything. Wise up please.

IMBOBA
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I AGREE ONLY THAT THE ELECTED AMBASSADORS ARE WELL ESTABLISHED IN THE DISTRICT. HOWEVER CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO INITIATE/FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT. WE HAVE FOREIGNERS IN THE DISTRICT BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE DONT HAVE FELLOW MALAWIANS WHO ARE WELL EXPOSED IN DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, BIKOKO IS A CHEAP OPPORTUNISTS SEEKING GAINS THROUGH THE POSITION HE HAS. TAKE A LOOK AT HIS COMPANY AND THE NUMBER OF LEGAL WRANGLES IT HAS WITH ITS FORMER STAFF. I WOULD RATHER THE ADVISORY BOARD BE SELECTED WITH REGARD TO NATIONALITY,… Read more »
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