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Council establishes Call Centre

Blantyre City Council has become the first local authority in Malawi to establish a call centre with toll free lines as a platform for receiving feedback from residents.

Willard Maluwa of WASTE Advisors handing over the equipment to Anthony Kasunda, BCC Public Relations Manager

The Call Centre was established in fulfillment of the commitment in the Service Charter to provide several media of communication between the Council and the residents.

With support from WASTE Advisors, which has donated computer set, printer and swivel chairs to be used by call centre agents, residents can access the Council through MTL line 80 000 1001 and TNM 526.

Blantyre City commemorates International Youth Day

Councillor Thokozani Phekani, Education Committee chairperson has advised the youths in Blantyre to focus on education to ensure a bright future for themselves and the City as well.

Members of the youth mounted displays to showcase their potential

She was speaking on Thursday, 7 November 2019 at Mzamba Primary School during the commemoration of the International Youth Day.

“We urge parents and guardians to make everything possible so that their children can have access to quality education,” said Phekani, who represented the Mayor.

“Let’s work together to build a better nation by helping our children get educated. Making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive is crucial to achieve sustainable development. This is what is needed in this nation to build a better tomorrow,” she added.

She further challenged the youth: “The ball is in your hands, act responsibly and make full use of every opportunity you have. The future is all yours to waste. We are here because you are here.”

Member of Parliament for Blantyre City East, Sammy Suleman advised the teachers to avoid sexual relationships with students.

The day was commemorated under the theme “Transforming education.”

New ward Councillors pose with secretariat staff

The newly elected Ward Councillors on Friday, June 28 2019, took oath of office at a beautiful swearing ceremony held in the Main Chamber. Accompanied by spouses and other relations, Councilors took turns in saying “So help me God” amid ululation. 23 Councillors and eight Members of Parliament will meet on July 19, 2019 to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

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Students graduate in shoe making

Blantyre City Council in partnership with Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority of Malawi (TEVETA) celebrated shoe making training graduation on April 26, 2019.

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CPL donates protective wear to the Council

CPL gesture of 70 white dust coats was a response to the Council’s request to companies to donate towards Health Week Campaign and Clean Premises Competition initiatives as part of their corporate social responsibility.

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Council dissolved

The Council which was elected during the 2014 tripartite elections was dissolved on March 20, 2019 after serving a constitutional five year term.

During the term, two councillors served as Mayors. This first Mayor was Councillor Noel Chalamanda who served for a period of two and half years.

Councillor Wild Ndipo, who deputised Chalamanda, ascended to the position of Mayor in January 2017 and Councillor Joseph Makwinja was elected Deputy Mayor.

Dr Chanza, Chief Executive Officer poses with Mayor Wild Ndipo

Some of the major developments that have taken place during the five years are upgrading of roads in townships to asphalt surfacing, installation of street lighting, review and formulation of bylaws and improved working relationship with the private sector.

Also the Council helped in revamping of Sister City relationships  and introducing new ones. Some of the cities in twinning agreement with Blantyre City as Hannover of Germany, Norfolk of United States of America, Ndola and Kitwe of Zambia, Quelimane of Mozambique, Dar es Salaam of Tanzania and Gweru of Zimbabwe.

 

Quelimane Mayor visits Blantyre City

Quelimane Municipality Mayor Professor Manuel Araujo led a delegation of business persons from Zambezia Business Association on a four day official visit to Blantyre City in an effort to strengthen the Sister City relationship that exists between the two great cities.

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National IDs registration continues

Continuous registration of Malawians for National IDs started on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Blantyre District Registration Office (DRO) /NRB office situated at Christian Service Centre (CSC) House, behind Mount Soche Hotel.

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