Elijah Phompho, MEC stringer
Incumbent Member of Parliament for Chikwawa South Constituency, Eliyas Karim, who is also the deputy director of research for the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), assured his supporters that the party has transformed under its current leadership of Dr Lazarus Chakwera and shall fulfill people’s aspirations once it gets into power.
Karim made the remarks on Sunday during the official handing over of an under-five health clinic in Group Village Headman Khungubwe in the area of Traditional Authority Ngowe in Chikwawa South Constituency, saying it was wrong to brand MCP as a dictatorial party based on the attrocities committed in the past.
“MCP has a new leadership under Dr. Chakwera who is a Reverend,” Karim said. “Most of these people you see in other parties were once in MCP but they moved on.
“MCP has new leadership and no one should cheat you that it is still a dictatorial party.”
Turning to the under-five clinic, Karim said it is going to greatly assist expectant mothers in the area as they used to walk long distances of close to 5kms to get martenity services at Sorjen Health Centre.
Karim outlined some of development policies to be initiated for the youths in the area who are greatly affected by high levels of unemployment such as introducing vocation skills training like tailoring, carpentry, welding and building as well driving lessons so that they can be well equipped in order to get employed.
He said he plans to initiate construction of boreholes in the area to alleviate water challenges using modern technologies after it transpired that most of the water in the area is salty.
On his part, T/A Ngowe thanked the Parliamentarian for constructing the under five clinic, saying expectant mothers used to endure long distances to get martenity services, thereby puting their lives at risk.
Karim replaced musician Joseph Tembo to become the parliamentarian for the area in 2014 and for the May 21 Tripartite Elections, he is competing against Gerald Viora of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) among other independent candidates.