Juliana Kaduya, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) councilor for Chilinde I Ward has been elected as Lilongwe City Council’s first female mayor.
Kaduya from Lilongwe City South Constituency, amassed 13 votes out of 31 casted ballots from 27 councillors and four Members of Parliament (MP).
In an interview with YFM, Kaduya said she is committed to working with Lilongwe residents in transforming different sectors of the city.
She appealed to residents to bring forth ideas on how the city can be transformed.
“Lilongwe City residents should expect change and I would like to plead with them that by and by we will form the Lilongwe City Friends, everybody who is concerned with Lilongwe City will be coming here and sitting down together and strategize on how we can improve our city,”Kaduya said.
Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer John Chome has advised the newly elected mayors to have vision to transforming the city.
“Integrity should be considered at all levels, and that you should all rise above party politics and be a team player by having vision of the city such that no one is left behind when it comes to development,” Chome said.
The council also elected Richard Banda of Kaliyeka Ward from the same Lilongwe City South Constituency as Vice Mayor for the city.
Lilongwe City consists of 27 wards and four constituencies of which all the MPs are for the MCP and 25 councilors are affiliated with the MCP and two are UTM members.
Of all the 27 councillors, 7 are female.