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.
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.
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.
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.
The Deputy Mayor Joseph Makwinja leading schools in Blantyre in tree planting exercise which is being implemented with financial assistance from Hannover City in Germany
The 2018 edition of the Mayor’s Trophy kicks off this afternoon at Blantyre Youth Centre at a ceremony to mark the launch of the competition.
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.
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.
Mayor Wild Ndipo on Monday (4 December 2017) opened a three day International Conference on Fecal Sludge Management.
In an effort to improve service delivery, management team signed a Performance Management Agreement with the Chief Executive Officer.