Blantyre City Council today welcomed Form 2 and 4 students from Likangala Secondary School in Zomba who were on an educational visit of Blantyre City.
The students led by two teachers wanted to learn the local governance system, the duties of the councils especially on the role of Councillors, services provided by the Council and source of revenue among others.
Councillor George Chipwete briefed the students on the composition of the Council, how issues are deliberated in the Full Council Meeting, the functions of working committees of the Council and the working relationship between the Council and the secretariat.
Ian Tweya, a teacher, said the educational visit, which provided an interaction with elected member and officials from the Council’s secretariat, would help the students understand better the local governance system.
Apart from visiting Civic Centre, the students also visited the High Court of Malawi and Museums of Malawi.