Mzuzu City mayor William Mkandawire is finally a family man after marrying his sweetheart Takondwa Nyangulu on Saturday.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life braved an afternoon downpour and flocked to the wedding reception at Mzuzu Stadium. The wedding was officiated at Mchengautuwa CCAP Church by Livingstonia Synod general secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo.
Councillors and other members of society have welcomed the mayor’s new marital status, saying it will add value to Mzuzu City Council.
Speaking in an interview on Sunday, Mzuzu deputy mayor, Frazer Chunga, who was the director of ceremonies, said councillors and the rest of the people at Mzuzu City Council were excited with the wedding, saying it will have an impact on the council.
He said having a wife will enhance the mayor’s understanding of issues.
“When one is single there are various challenges they face in life. Now that he is married, the wife will add value to the advice people give the mayor,” said Chunga.
Livingstonia Synod Church and Society programme director Moses Mkandawire, who was in the mayor’s wedding organising committee, agreed with Chunga that the presence of a wife will have an impact on the council and Mzuzu as a whole.
He said women are a source of comfort and each time the mayor is annoyed with matters at work, the wife will be there to calm him down and advise him to reflect better on the issues.
Mkandawire also commended mayors from other cities, members of Parliament (MPs) and others that made it to the wedding and those that did not make it but offered support.
He said their presence demonstrated unity and that people value the mayor. n