The newly elected Zomba City Mayor, Councilor Christopher Jana, has officially taken oath of his office.
The event took place on Monday at the city’s civic offices and was officiated by the Zomba residence magistrate, Robert Makayika.
Speaking to YFM online immediately after taking the oath, the newly installed mayor promised to finish all the development projects left by his predecessor.
The new mayor said: “Already there are a number of projects that the council has in its pipeline and I will not select to prioritize one project but to tackle all of them to ensure they are finished on time,” he said.
He however expressed concern over the conduct of people in the city saying they are failing to practice hygienic measures.
When asked on how he is going to put disciplinary measures on financial issues, following the recent rampant abuse of council funds a scenario which has haunted many councils in the country, the mayor refuted to shed more light.
“To me the issue of abusing of funds its news unless you come up with evidence that our council is also involved but otherwise allow me to get into the office first that’s when I can talk about that,” he said.
And in his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer for Zomba City Council, Dyson Jangiya, who also graced the occasion, expressed optimism that the newly elected mayor will bring in new ideas to boost the development projects in the city.
He further said the new mayor has capabilities to execute the duties of mayoralty because he has already held a number of positions in the council committees.
Councilor Christopher Jana was elected into office mayor on March 23, under Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket, succeeding Councilor Melia Douglas whose term of office expired.