BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Over Twenty Ward Councilors from various districts across the country on Thursday accused their mother body, Malawi Local Government Association (MALGA) for holding press conference without consulting them. 

The MALGA press conference had no clear agenda apart from clear attacks on government.


The Ward Councilors from the ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP), UTM and United Democratic Front (UDF), angry with their mother body, converged at the Civic Centre in Lilongwe where they also held a press conference.

 The Councilors said MALGA errored to fight government on the decision to transfer the district commissioners.  

The Councilors have questioned MALGA’s decision of going to court and yet no member of the 462 Councilors were consulted.  

The Councilors have since urged MALGA president to resign or else hold a referendum and elect a new MALGA President.
The Councilors say there are many issues which MALGA needs to get involved in.

Some of the people who spoke during the press conference include Lilongwe City Council Mayor Richard Banda, Kasungu City Council Mayor, Former Lilongwe City Council Mayor Juliana Kaduya, Joseph Nthula from Nkhatabay. 

Banda said there is need for the Executive Director to advise the President well so that everything the President says should be in tandem with the law. 

Mayor of Kasungu City Council said MALGA President cannot do things on his own.

He says there is need for proper research before holding press conferences.

The mayor said MALGA President should withdraw his statements and allow the Minister to work without hindrances.

He said Councilors have many problems which need to be tackled which include transportation. 

UTM Councilor from Nkhatabay Joseph Nthula said as concerned Councilors they are distancing themselves from the press conference which MALGA held few days ago.

During the press conference, MALGA tackled a number of issues regarding the transfer of the District Commissioners. 

MALGA further attacked Government and spoke highly against the transfer of the District Commissioners and exercising of such powers against them.

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