Lilongwe City Council has suspended Director of finance Jeremiah Sibande over prolonged blackouts which occurred within Capital City streets following ESCOM action of disconnecting power over non payment of bills.
Sibande confirmed to Nyasa Times that he has been suspended.
“Yes I have indeed been suspended but ask Tamara Chafunya (PRO) for more details,” said Sibande.
Chafunya said she was in transit to Blantyre and could not immediately comment when Nyasa Times called her on Friday.
However, sources said apart from Sibande, the council has also suspended Director of Engineering, a Mr Tsogolani.
According to the sources, the council suspended Tsogolani for illegal connection of streets lights.
According to our sources ESCOM queried that some streets had lights despite disconnections.
Human Resource Chairperson in the council Councillor Dr Desmond Bikoko said his committee is monitoring all issues regarding suspension of Sibande and Tsogolani.
“We can not speak at the moment since investigations to establish what happened are still underway,” said Bikoko.