Lilongwe City Council officers on Johannesburg learning tour


Internet Service Provider Skyband and Malawian Airlines have teamed up to aid the Lilongwe City Council (LCC) communication and monitoring and evaluation experts to undergo a four-day learning visit to City of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Those travelling are the city councils publicist Tamara Chafunya and monitoring and evaluation officer Mercy Mpakule.

Skyband and Malawi an Airlines have met the full costs of the trip by the two to learn how to enhance communication and monitoring and evaluation skills from the LCC’s sister City, Johannesburg.


Speaking during a handover ceremony in Lilongwe, Lilongwe City Council chief executive officer Moza Zeleza hailed the two companies in aiding the capacity building of the council’s staff by responding to the request made by the city fathers.

“Lilongwe has many partners from the corporate world which can help not only in changing the outlook of the city, but also help in capacity building of the staff working in the council. In this case the gesture shown by Skyband and Malawian Airlines is very welcome,” said Zeleza.

David Pinto, commerce director for Skyband said as part of the residents in Lilongwe, the company felt obliged not to be spectators but be proactive.


“When the request came, we thought of contributing to the development of the city by aiding the officers to have some capacity building in areas of communication and monitoring and evaluation,” said Pinto.

Charles Ng’ambi, marketing officer for Malawian Airlines said the airline was compelled to partner the Capital City fathers to learn new ways on how to communicate effectively and serve the investors and city residents better.

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