Former Lusaka Mayor Fisho Mwale has declared his intentions of contesting the position of Executive Mayor for the city of Lusaka as independent candidate.
Speaking during the press briefing, at the Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross today, Mr Mwale said he had enough experience to vie for the position.
He boasted of introducing idea of construction of the first shopping mall in Lusaka, the famous Manda Hill.
“My vision is to transform the City of Lusaka into an Afrocentric city. I also lobbied the construction of the City Market under Late President Fredrick Chiluba. If elected as Executive Mayor of Lusaka, I will bring in a Bye law that will prohibit Councilors from owning Land during the tenure of their office.
“If I achieved that much when the Mayor had no powers what more now when the Mayor will have Executive Powers” he asked.
Among the people that attended the briefing were PF and MMD Members. The briefing was attended by Church of God Overseer Bishop John Mambo who offered the opening prayer and MMD founder Member Teddy Mulonga.
The former Lusaka Mayor who is also proprietor of the Yalelo Fishing Company also thanked President Edgar Lungu for consenting to the new constitution that ushered in the provision for Executive Mayor.
And Zambia Amateur Athletics Association-ZAAA- president Elias Mpondela has announced his intentions to contest for the position of Executive Mayor for Lusaka in the August 11, general election.
Mr. Mpondela told ZNBC News an interview that he has decided to stand as Executive Mayor of Lusaka as an independent candidate in order to offer service to the people.
He says his vast experience in administration over the years puts him in good position to run the affairs of the city.
Mr. Mpondela has pledged to make Lusaka city a better place worth the status of a capital city.
Former Lusaka Mayor Fisho Mwale has also expressed interest to contest for Lusaka Executive Mayor