Public calls to impeach Lilongwe Mayor Bikoko

 Irate Lilongwe residents have called the council to move a motion and impeach the just crowned Mayor Desmond Bikoko for his lack of knowledge of how the Council is run and for his personal attacks on council secretariat staff.

Mayor for Lilongwe Bikoko

The mayor is being accused to have demonstrated lack of understanding of the council matters through his persistent self posturing as an executive mayor instead of a ceremonial mayor that Malawi has.
“Iam very disappointed in this man,” said Caiphas Malonda a businessman in Lilongwe.
“As a Mayor his work is to source partnership to work with the secretariat and not antagonizing the secretariat that has operational mandate,” he said.
Two days ago, the Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Moza Zeleza proceeded on forced leave until the local government investigated what it termed as “misconduct” on part of the the CEO.
However, this decision seemed to have been orchestrated by a ” bag of lies” that was piled in the Mayor’s letter to Principal Secretary for Local Government.
In his letter to the PS, the Mayor seem to be personal, use scathing attacks on CEOs persona and fails to substantiate his allegations against the embattled CEO.
“Mr. Moza is a great orator and verbally convincing with little to show for on the ground,” writes Bikoko in the letter dated May 11, 2017.
Local Government Finance Committee official laughed out Bikoko’s letter describing it as childing and show of lack of knowledge.
“The CEO submits all financials here are per standards. He has no mandate to submit them elsewhere. The CEO has no direct control of road construction funds nor the street lights projects. These are being done by the Roads Fund, direct financiers of the projects,” said the official who opted for anonymity.
Meanwhile councillors are holding parallel meetings led by MPs in the City to oust Bikoko and elect Akwame Bandawe whom they think can spearhead the development in the City.
“Bikoko is a waste of time, bickering like a child and emotional and rude, we want a new Mayor,” said one councillor.
Currently, the City Council staff are on a strike demanding reinstatement of their CEO and action on the Mayor for his embarrassing conduct.
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Anonymous
Guest

Malawians should learn to accept change and stand-up for themselves and not listen to other people. Noel Chalamanda made a huge difference in Blantyre, in such a short time but was taken off. WHY?

Give Bikoko a chance and allow him to serve the remaining term and if he hasn’t done what is expected of him then you are allowed to point fingers.

sheshe
Guest

izi sizandale tiyeni titukule dziko,LL mchombo waboma ulemekezedwe ndi kaonekedwe kake. aBikoko gwirani ntchito!

Binnwell Kachikopa
Guest

Useless DPP propaganda, nothing will materialise, DPP is a walking devil,

Aphiri
Guest

BIKOKO is a hard worker and has backing from the president himself . He told these cadets that I will support this young guy he is too shap. Can’t you see why the PS has to listen to him . Muone city isinthe tsopano. Viva BIKOKO viva LLz

Angoni
Guest

The CEO took advantage of the former Mayor Chapondera and thought he could do the same to Bikoko but he has put his foot down. No one at Lilongwe City Council works. The CEO was always busy at political rallies. I wonder why he was hired because he was a failure at Malswitch and Reserve Bank.

John
Guest

Bikoko is cleaning house, Akwame is dancing at Chez. Like it or not, Government has Bikoko’s back 100 percent. I am A DPP NEC members and we have decided to give Bikoko 100 percent support.

No one is replacing Bikoko but he will replace you lazy and corrupt council employees.

Angoni
Guest

Bravo my Mayor, you are doing a good job. Forget all these haters. Moza Zeleza does talk too much. Check the Guest House deal, he wanted to give it to his relation to run. This guy failed at Malswitch and Reserve Bank. He is a failure with a big mouth. Akapume basi. He did not have a job before City Council.

Now deal with Mombiwa and Mumba. I will bring you information on these two idiots

masha
Guest
bikoko momwe munalowela NOTHING TO SHOW ON THE GROUND, if i were you i could have started with vending issue in town, atleast somethin pipo can look at and appreciate, but mmmm it seen you cannt do your Job hence mwayamba kungopanga miseche basi, just as acheya said, kuyendesa boma simasewela, you thot being a Mayor is just sitting and eating in that big car( not yours) LL1. ma sukulo oseaja koma u dont have dzelu. i understand the CEO was a man of corruction free ku asembly and am sure bikoko being a business person samawapeza mitaju hence kungolowelela… Read more »
Mgoloso
Guest

Bikoko – public relations ndi deal. Education without public relations is nothing

Kalyoto
Guest

Bikoko, Bikoko chani apa! a failure some councillors said it just after the elections about this man.

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