NEWLY-ELECTED Solwezi Mayor, Remmy Kalepa, and twelve councillors who were duly elected in last month’s general election have taken oath of office.
This entails that the civic leaders have to start performing their civic duties in their various portfolios.
Mr Kalepa and the councillors took oath before Principle Resident Magistrate Davies Chibwili at Solwezi Civic Centre.
The magistrate urged the civic leaders to acquaint themselves with the Local Government Act and all pieces of legislation that govern operations of local authorities to avoid conflict between themselves and council officers.
He advised the councillors to execute their duties diligently and meet the expectations of the people in the area.
Mr Chibwili said campaigns period was over and that people were now expectant to see service delivery.
The councillors sworn in were Loves Soneka of Kamalambaward, Collins Chiwaya of Kazhiba ward, Alice Lubasirepresenting community members in Kifubwa ward and Adrian Nkolomba of Kimale ward.
Others were Bernard Kakinga for Kimasala ward, Olivia Katanga from Kivuku ward, Fickson Mwanaute representing Kyafukuma ward, Davy Mubiana of Kyalalankuba ward and Mutoshi Kakoma from Kyawama ward.
The rest were Manix Kapelembe of Sandangombe ward, SaviyeKayombo for Tumvwanganai ward while Alex Pupe retained his position as civic leader for Kapijimpanga ward.
By JACKSON MAPAPAYI