17 September 2016 Last updated at: 5:19 AM
Zomba deputy mayor pledges to erect street lights
Deputy Mayor for Zomba city Davie Maunde has promised residents that the district’s council will put up street lights in the city.
Maunde made the pledge on Thursday following complaints from the city’s residents.
The Deputy Mayor assured the residents that the Zomba City Council is doing all it can to make sure that there are street lights on the city’s roads.
“I am aware of this issue, in fact the consideration is there to bring back all the lights,” Maunde said.
The Deputy Mayor however said that the council is just waiting for government funding. According to him, government has set aside K1.5 billon for maintenance of roads and street lights in the city.
Areas in the city where the street lights will be erected include Chinamwali, Mataware, and Mpunga. The residents hope the street lights will help reduce accidents and improve security in their areas.