Malawi cities set for Mayoral elections in Jan:  DPP’s Ngalande challenging Chalamanda in Blantyre, Mkandawire faces 3 challengers in Mzuzu

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has said the  two and half year terms of office for the Mayors  in the country’s cities has expired and there will be election next month, January 2017.

Ngalande (right) with dignified Mayor for Blantyre City and a councillor Getrude Chirambo
Mzuzu City Mayor William Mkandawire his Deputy Fraser Chunga

During the elections, councillors will vote for mayor, deputy mayor positions.

In Blantyre City, the commercial capital, the elections will be held on January 9 where 23 councillors will vote.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Youth Director and Councillor for Misesa Ward in Blantyre, Louis Ngalande, has confirmed that he wants to challenge Mayor Noel Chalamanda.

“Yes I am challenging Chalamanda for the mayor post. I am supported by my party,” said Ngalande.

Chalamanda, private practicing lawyer and independent councillor 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.

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

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

Lilongwe, the capital, will hold mayoral elections on January 5, according to Lilongwe City Council chief executive officer Moza Zeleza.

There is no known challenger amongst 27 councillors for  the incumbent so far, according to Zeleza.

Northern city of Mzuzu which has 15 councillors will elect Mayor and his deputy on January 9.

Three councillors aligned to the ruling DPP have expressed interest to challenge incumbent Mayor William Mkandawire of People’s Party (PP).

There will be no elections in Zomba , the old capital, as the news mayor was only elected in September last year and councillors agreed that she should also hold office for  two and a half years.

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7 years ago

Ngalande and DPP stop ur nonsense. We need leaders and not politicians whose aim is to grow corruption at th expense of development. Chalamanda is one model mayor Malawi has ever had in its cities. Ngalande go to hell. We dont want ur dirty politics in our model BT city under Chalamanda

The Partriot
The Partriot
7 years ago

A mayor should be :
1. A learned man /woman
2. A woman/man with a good reputation
3. Presentable
4. Good personality
There is one person in the photos above who does not have the attributes above….please my fellow Malawians…..the mafia should not be given a chance to lead cities!!!

7 years ago

Can you name the 3 DPP aspirants for Mzuzu City Council? I wish Mayor Mkandawire could
win again because he is selfless.

7 years ago

Why change the working system? If we blindly follow party lines then development will go to the dogs.

Chief activist
7 years ago

ngalande vs chalamanda…..,u can grassip a difference in these two,,,,,,eti!,,,,,,

7 years ago

Ngalande’s face looks like a mafia, not fit for mayor. I’m one of the councillors in BT and I wouldn’t vote for this man – he’s a killer, like most in DPP. He’s the one who led the panga wielding gang on the famous 20 July of big kahuna.

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