By Serah Makondetsa:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chigumula Ward Councillor Wild Ndipo was Friday re-elected Blantyre City Mayor in an election held at Blantyre City Council premises.
Ndipo, who got 20 votes, beating Gertrude Chirambo and Eric Mofolo, who got five and four votes respectively, pledged to continue developing the city.
Ndipo thanked those who voted for him arguing this means they have confidence in the work and developments he did during his first two and a half years he was mayor of the city before the May 21 polls.
“It is not a question of what I will do for the city now that I am mayor. The fact that I have been re-elected, it means people have confidence in me. I will continue with the work that I had been doing before the elections.
“I do not take this opportunity for granted and I will make sure I serve the people to the best of my ability,” she said.Advertisement
During his acceptance speech, Ndipo reiterated the importance of unity for the development of the country, arguing he will work with everyone to ensure the city progresses in all areas.
“I have learnt the strength of unity in achieving development in this country. There is strength in unity and all that we will achieve will improve performance of one another. Let us work together in unity and the work begins now,” he said.
Joseph Makwinja has also been re-elected deputy mayor after scooping 12 votes, narrowly beating Isaac Osman who scooped 10 votes.
Funny Kanojerera got four votes and Thokozani Phekani three votes.
Malawi Congress Party’s Juliana Kaduya former Lilongwe deputy mayor was elected Mayor of the city during mayoral elections that took place last month and UTM’s Brian Nyasulu was elected Mzuzu City mayor.
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