Chipata Mayor, Sinoya Mwale has today been installed.
This was at a colourful ceremony, which took place this morning at Chipata Municipal Council.
Mr Mwale was given a mayoral chain, a red gown, white gloves and a black Cape to put on as symbols of Authority in presence of Town Clerk, Davies Musenge, Eastern Province Minister, Makebi Zulu, other top government officials, councillors and traditional leaders.
The town clerk, Davies Musenge also announced that the first ordinary meeting of the Chipata Municipal Council that adjourned will resume business today.
And newly elect Chipata Deputy Mayoress, Grace Phiri has been sworn in.
Ms Phiri, who is Msandile PF ward councillor, was sworn in at the council this morning by the mayor.
She promised to protect and preserve the constitution of Zambia without fear, favour or malice.
Ms Phiri went unopposed in an election held yesterday. Four other councillors expressed interest to contest but later withdrew their candidature.