Ministry orders Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko to dissolve advisory committee

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has ordered Mayor of the Capital City Lilongwe, Counsellor Desmond Bikiko to immediate dissolve the advisory board he has established, saying it is against Local Government Act Cap 22 : 01 of Laws of Malawi.

BikoKo with one of the advisors

Ministry Public Relations Officer Muhlabase Mughogho confirmed to Nyasa Times about the order.

“The local Government Act, cap 22:01 of the laws of Malawi recognises the need for Local Government to deliver services to its residents through structures. Coming up with a parallel committee is way against the laws of the land that govern local government,” said Mughogho.

Mughogho said Lilongwe City council, just like any other council, establish various committees where issues of diverse nature may be debated and solutions found.

“The council also incorporated members of interest groups so as to enrich dialogue and include issues often marginalized in society. In addition each council has community structures like ward Development Committees and neighbourhood development committees where issues of development can be discuss,” said Mughogho.

Bikoko on Monday this week, unveiled six member advisory team from different communities residents within the city.

The Mayor told a group of journalists after the unveiling ceremony that he wanted to take the council to the people.

Bikoko said that is why the ambassadors are from all business communities in the city such as Rwanda, Burundi, Malawians, Indian, and Nigerian Business Community.

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

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


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Joseph ndili

Malawians are a lot that you cannot understand. The same Bikoko was congratulated for this act. Today you are up in arms against him just because DPP has ordered this stupid Mughogho to demonise the Mayor on political grounds. Whatever you say against him is as a result of you political inclinations not objectivity. Who do you want to fool you DPP diehards! Stupid fools!


Foolish boy

Mphwache wa Bingu

Koma Bikoko ndi munthu wooma mutu kwambiri. Do you need advisory council to tell you that Lilongwe is stinking as there is no rubbish collection in the city? Do you need advisory council to know that the road network in Lilongwe is just like a township? Do you need an dvisory council to know that the buildings in LL are not supposed to be in a city?

Hey my Malawi is in big problems! If you need advice get the phone number of Noel Chalamanda koma osati mukupangazi.


I think this Bikoko is just a noisy empty tin.


Where was CEO of the city to advise this idiot. This is another moron from MCP trigger happy mayor doing nothing but living in illusions


Bikoko is a corrupt young man or his actions suggests corrupt intentions.
Any advisory committee should have passed and accented through his ministry. T
The purported members of the committee should have been vetted and interview prior to assuming their duties.
By way of commissioning that’s committe without ministerial approval, it blatantly shows he has no clue of who he is and what he stands for, neother does he understand functions of his office.
In law abiding countries, his actions warrant legal consequences


Kikkkkkk ziliko.

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