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.
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.