No allowances, no meetings – Lilongwe City Councillors declare

Twenty six Members of the Lilongwe city wards on Thursday, staged a sit in to any council business unless they had been paid their arrears.

Bikoko: Directors are to blame
Bikoko: Directors are to blame

When Nyasa Times visited the chamber at around 11:30, the councillors were just chatting with no business on the ground.

Councillors told Nyasa Times that the City  Council owes them over K2 million in arrears.

Ministry of Local Government spokesman Mshawase  Mughogho confirmed to Nyasa Times about the absconding.

Mughogho said while the councillors have right to demand  their allowances, they “have the constitutional duty to speak for the people.”

She  said during a full council a lot of business is being discussed “unlike in subcommittee businesses.”

Mughogho said the good news is that all their outstanding allowances have been paid.

But in an interview, Member of Parliament for Lilongwer City Centre, David Bisnowaty,  said it was unfortunate that members of Parliament and spending hours at the council doing nothing.

“You can see that we have been here since morning and this is 4 PM doing almost nothing this is unfortunate,” said Bisnowaty.

Ward Councilor for Chigoneka, Desmond Bikoko accused the directors for the mess.

“The problem is that these directors have overstayed in their positions, we discuss issues and agree they do the opposite,” said Bikoko.

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7 years ago

Walemba nkhaniyi chondeee, write proper spellings of people’s names! Little by little, thats how you corrupt names and words! Its not “Mshawase”, but “Mhlabase”! If you dont know how to write certain word/name (which happens in newsrooms all over), you ask colleagues! This is how you corrupted the name “Msiska” to “Msisha” – I dont like this……..!!!!!!

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
7 years ago

Lilongwe City Council: Would you please clean up the mess that has been and continues to be created by illegal garbage dumping on the gravel road next to the garbage dumping site (Mtaya)? The malpractice has made access to Area 38 and 24 from 6 Miles very difficult and almost impossible at certain times. The road looks nasty and is stinky. I believe that the City Council is there to ensure orderliness in whatever practices are taking place within the City limits. I hope you will take an immediate action on this. I tried to email you using the email… Read more »

Fire thelele
Fire thelele
7 years ago


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