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Cllr Makwinja elected works committee chair

Members of the Works Committee on Tuesday unanimously elected Councillor Joseph Makwinja of Bangwe Ward as their chairperson deputized by Councillor Leonard Chibade of Nyambadwe Ward.

The 20-member-committee was holding its first meeting following the dissolution of the former committee which was also chaired by Makwinja. The Council Committee term is one year.

Makwinja said he was overjoyed by the confidence fellow councillors had demonstrated by giving him a second term of office.


“I am very happy for trusting me with a second term. I know the elections were free and fair and I promise to work hard for the benefit of the City of Blantyre,” said Makwinja.

After elections, the committee received a report from the Director of Engineering Services Grant Sichinga in which he gave progress status on various works being undertaken by the Council.

Among the works reported were grading of roads, procurement of road construction machinery, fixing of street lights and flood lights in townships among other developments in the City.

The Works Committee provides an oversight role on development projects undertaken by the Council.