Chipata Municipal Council has proposed that President Michael Sata must create Chiparamba, Feni and Chipangali areas as districts.
The full council meeting that sat yesterday had initially proposed that only Feni and Chiparamba should be created districts.
However, Chipata Central Member of Parliament Reuben Mtolo Phiri further proposed the inclusion of Chipangali as a district.
The proposal was fully backed by Chipangali MP Vincent Mwale who said the creation of the new districts by the Head of State was a good idea for the decentralization purposes.
And Eastern Province Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Mwamba says that he has written to President Sata to confer Chipata with city status.
Mr Mwamba says Chipata has all infrastructures such as a university, a cathedral among other requirements for a city status.