The body of Mangochi ward councillor Adam Umar Chinyangala was laid to rest yesterday, Tuesday at Piyasi Village, in the area of Senior Chief Chowe in the district.

Chinyangala, 43 who until his death was a United Democratic Front (UDF) elected councillor for Mikongo Ward in Mangochi North East constituency died on Monday evening in a road accident after the motorcycle he was riding collided with another motorcycle near National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) grain silos along the Bakili Muluzi Highway.

Speaking during the funeral, Director of Planning and Policy in Ministry of Local Government, Unity and Culture, Walusungu Kaira described Chinyangala’s passing as a loss to the ministry, saying he will be remembered as a hard working person who was development conscious.

“It is very heart-breaking to note that our friend who wanted to see the district develop has left us,” said Kaira.

In his eulogy, Mangochi District Council, Chairperson, Hassan Chikuta said that the council has lost a person who had the passion to transform his area as well as the district.

“As a council, we are saddened with the death of our brother, councillor Chinyangala. He was available anytime the council wanted him,” said Chikuta.

In his remarks, UDF, Publicity Secretary, Ken Ndanga who spoke on behalf of the party president Lillian Patel, expressed sadness over the death of Councilor Chinyangala, saying the party has lost a loyal and devoted member.

“Late Chinyangala was devoted to the party. We will remember him as a loving and caring person who loved everyone despite his or her political party and religion,” said Ndagha.

People that attended Chinyangala’s funeral included; President of UDF Lillian Patel, Mangochi North East Constituency Member of Parliament, Idi Kalosi, Mangochi District Commissioner, Dr. Smart Gwedemula, Mangochi Municipal Council, Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Kadzokoya, Senior Chief Chowe and other chiefs as well as ward councilors.

Born in 1981, late Chinyangala is survived with two wives and five children.

He was elected a councillor on UDF ticket for Mikongo Ward in 2019.


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