Foreigners Want Their K120 Mn Back From LL Mayor Bikoko As Ministry Orders Dissolution Of Advisory Committee
Barely few days after this publication revealed that Lilongwe Mayor duped foreign business communities MK 120 million , promising them business connections, plots, protection and drawing them in what he called advisory committe in return to oversee the operations of Lilongwe City which has over 1 million people who were represented by 1 member while 6 foreigners were in majority as a cover up of his crookedness.
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has ordered Mayor of the Capital City Lilongwe, Counsellor Desmond Bikoko to immediately dissolve the advisory board he has established whose members paid him MK 120 million, saying it is illegal and against Local Government Act Cap 22 : 01 of Laws of Malawi.Malawi Independent has learnt.
Ministry Public Relations Officer Muhlabase Mughogho confirmed to our publication about the order.
“The local Government Act, cap 22:01 of the laws of Malawi recognises the need for Local Government to deliver services to its residents through structures. Coming up with a parallel committee is way against the laws of the land that govern local government,” said Mughogho.
Mughogho said Lilongwe City council, just like any other council, establish various committees where issues of diverse nature may be debated and solutions found.
“The council also incorporated members of interest groups so as to enrich dialogue and include issues often marginalized in society. In addition each council has community structures like ward Development Committees and neighbourhood development committees where issues of development can be discuss,” said Mughogho.