Mzuzu City Mayor Kondwani Nyasulu has appealed to residents, churches, the business community and other stakeholders to support the council in developing the city.
Speaking during a mass at the Catholic Church’s St Peter’s Cathedral in Mzuzu where he introduced himself to the church, Nyasulu said the city is in a mess and it will need joint efforts to promote development and have a desired city.
He said there is need for proper coordination and called on residents and institutions to help the council with ideas on how best to operate and ensure that development flourishes.
Nyasulu also called on churches to pray for the city.
“I am coming into office at a time the city is scattered. We need a city that is desirable to everyone. If we are to achieve this then we have to move as one. It should not be about one person.
“I might have some experience or plans but that cannot take the city anywhere if we do not come together to support each other in developing this city,” said Nyasulu.
Father Eugene Ngoma, who led the mass, commended Nyasulu for introducing himself to the church, saying the church is a key partner in development.
He called on the gathering to support the council in its development plans saying, the city is their home and they need to actively participate in development. Ngoma also called on people to pray for the country amid political problems it is facing.