The re-elected Francistown mayor Sylvia Muzila has pledged to focus on the wellbeing of the community in the coming two and half years. Muzila was reelected as the mayor unopposed at a special full council session last Tuesday. Satellite North ward councilor Godisang Radisigo will continue deputising Muzila as he was equally unopposed. Expressing her delight following her re-election for a second term, Muzila said: “I feel much honoured to have such a strong support from my fellow councilors. I hope to build on the successes of my first term.” “Our council is very pro-active with many councilors involved in a variety of other committees and I personally visited many wards to ensure the city council is briefed on the work they do and offer support where possible,” she said. Muzila, who was the Francistown South parliamentary candidate for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) at the 2014 General Election, said part of her plans will be to better engage with the residents of Francistown. She said: “I plan to continue focusing on the wellbeing of Francistown as a community, promoting our open spaces and supporting our local groups, particularly supporting the youth – they are our future.” She promised to engage young people more in understanding the work of the city council. “Of course a big focus is our Vision 2022 which is now developing, again it is important we have strong community engagement,” said Muzila, adding that the Vision 2022 is aimed at transforming the city into a destination of choice for investors. “It is important we promote our city and its independent businesses, shops and market stalls and draw people in. Francistown is a unique and thriving community and visitors enjoy visiting our individual tourism attractions in and around the city,” she said.