Lilongwe Mayor faces crisis of confidence from councillors

A group of councillors are working on plans to unseat Lilongwe City Mayor WillieChapondera.

Mayor for Lilongwe City, His Lordship Willie Edward Chapondera
Mayor for Lilongwe City, His Lordship Willie Edward Chapondera

According to information sourced from Lilongwe council chamber, councillors are not happy with the performance of their Mayor.

“We are not doing this for the sake of politics but our Mayor is almost passive and not active,” said one of the councillors.

“Six months there has been no meaningful developmental project. You can compare yourself with what is happening in Blantyre. Blantyre city Mayor Noel Chalamanda is doing quite a good job than our own Chapondela,” said another councillor.

Another councillor added his voice: “Look what is happening now garbage are almost all over, street lights are all gone,  roads in the city are in poor state.”

Just recently, 13 Malawi Congress Party ward councillors complained to their president Dr Lazarus Chakwera that the Mayor is sidelining them.

The Mayor is a member of ruling DPP.

But when contacted Chapondera trashed the claims that he is not doing anything on development, saying the Mayor do not carry development works but committees.

Chapondera said the committees are supposed to be active and bring their development ideas to the council for discussions in the chamber.

“Mayor do not dictate development anywhere even in USA it does not go like that. Yes it is true that street lights are not working, potholes are there in our roads but what have they done as committees, are they waiting for me to go and fix street lights? “said Chapondera.

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DPP MBUZI
5 years ago

Mayor wa DPP angapange chitukuko chowoneka, anthu a Nac-gate ngati amenewa.

kalapashi
kalapashi
6 years ago

Voti ya Umayor ma Councallor munasakha bwanji?

lumbart
6 years ago

But guys the mayor is too old no wonder he is very passive iye Bola wadya, ku pita ku toilet. Ndi kugona kwa iye wamaliza masewero. Komanso no wonder he is dpp watengera tulo Ta apm. Nonsenu just resign apm ndi mayor okalambayu

lumbart
6 years ago

Stupid old mayor u are very stupid
Just resign ulibe mzeru we need anyamata ngati noel chalamanda othamanga ndi chitukuko

Mwiza
Mwiza
6 years ago

Achoke otherwise we will go nowhere! Is he well exposed? I doubt it!

Njonjoli
Njonjoli
6 years ago

Akulu, osangoti munali a federation ndikale bwanji. Nanga magetsi ndi federation zikugwirizana apa?

mjiba
mjiba
6 years ago

ha ha anthu musatisekese Mayor akukanika ntchito? Kodi makhansalawo ntchito yawo ndi mayesa ndikuthandizana ndi Mayor Muleke ndale muyambe kutukula Lilongwe agalu inu

okonda malawi
6 years ago

kukalamba ndi ntchitoyi sidzikugwirizana we need munthu wachinyamata to help us. lilongwe is the capital city koma eeeish kwaipa bola panakakhala opanda ma councelors the vendors r back in the streets nde kaya ndi politics kaya

Chimera george
Chimera george
6 years ago

Ndatopanaye ameneo nkunyumba kwake ngwaumve uyu iyaaaaah

Manuel
Manuel
6 years ago

I think it’s fair t compare current and previous mayors of LL NOT wth another city bcoz they have different sources and magnitude of incomes. Even salaries of employees and offices & machinery are different. That shows how richer is BT. city than LL city.

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