MCC mourns a veteran business tycoon Mwasokwa


By Stevenson Nkhonjera

Spokesperson for Mzuzu City Council (MCC) McDonald Gondwe has said they have lost a productive business tycoon Bwighane Kubwanga Mwasokwa who helped the city in various developmental activities and clean up initiatives of the city saying the city will miss his services.

According to Gondwe, Mwasokwa died Monday at Mzuzu Central Hospital after suffering from a Blood Pressure (Bp).

Gondwe has expressed his concern saying the veteran was a dedicated person assisting the city financially and sanitation.

“We have lost one of the true sons of Mzuzu, he was so committed to seeing a clean Mzuzu. In fact he contributed cash, materials and manpower towards cleanup activities.

He was readily available whenever we needed a push as regards trucks to haul refuse. The Council will miss his services,” Gondwe said.

Gondwe urged residence in the city to embrace from the services of Mwasokwa.

“Just to embrace what late Mwasokwa used to do, he willingly supported Council Interventions. Having passion for the city in trying to own the city others can do the same,”

Meanwhile the Council joined the bereaved family in Mzuzu and Karonga during funeral arrangements by offering an ambulance to assist in some logistical appointments.

Commenting on the matter, session clerk for St Andrews of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Mzuzu Congregation Lameck Kaira also concurred that Mwasokwa was very humble, a God fearing person despite having a financial muscle.

“They are other people that have money but don’t go to church. This was not with Mwasokwa. We will miss him very much. He declared clearly his close association with CCAP church, ” Kaira said.

He Further said Mwasokwa was a strong giver to the entire community.

Kaira said: “Mwasokwa was always embracing christian values, he supported the community with his resources to the betterment of their laned.

“His lorry used to carry garbage in the City, the work being advocated by the church to it’s members, Kaira added.

According to one of the resident in Mzuzu City Viston Mulungu said the deceased will be remembered as he was acting as the pillar of the community.
” He was a man who like the word of God, he was a man who engages himself in developmental activities, he was humble very interacted person. He was an advisor. May his soul rest in internal peace. Mulungu said.

Until his death, Mwasokwa was the owner of Mundewa Private Primary and Secondary Schools who have also more than 50 houses in the City apart from being a transporter.

Burial ceremony took place Thursday, November 17, at his home village Mwasulama of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwakaboko in Karonga district.

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