Bangwe MP Shawa relocation to Mzimba sparks controversy

Some chiefs in Mzimba central constituency led by T/A Chindi’s senior advisor (Nduna) Vuso Jere have backed Member of Parliament for Blantyre Bangwe Henry Mpofu Shawa to come and contest in his home constituency in the forth coming 2014 tripartite elections while the sitting MP is fighting the move.

The chiefs claim they are satisfied that Shawa is the rightful candidate who could fast-track development in Mzimba central constituency.

Lately, Shawa has been implementing development projects that include construction and maintainance of teachers houses, classroom blocks, under five clinics, Admarc depot and guardian shelters among others.

Incumbent MP for Mzimba central constituency Josephy Mabvuto Kachali, has warned Shawa against fighting his seat.

Shawa: Relocating to Mzimba

Shawa: Relocating to Mzimba

But Vuso Jere, who is literally supervising the implementation of the Shaba projects, said in an interview on Friday that Mpofu Shawa was the right candidate in bailing out the people in the constituency from the jaws of poverty and under-development.

Mulumuzana Dolora Zimba also observed that the Bangwe MP was implementing permanent structures that will help the communities for a longer period of time.

”We are impressed with these development intitiatives which will have a long term positive impact on the people of this area,” said Zimba.

Kachali became an MP after emerging victorious during the by-elections that took place on October 9.

Initially, he won the seat as an independent but he later joined the ruling People’s Party.

And Shawa is also a member of PP but recently lost his parliamentary seat having crossed the floor from United Democratic Front (UDF). He however was retained back in parliament after obtaining a court injunction.

Shawa will not be the first MP to relocate to Mzimba after serving in Blantyre. Billy Kaunda did it  after serving Blantyre City East he is now MP in Mzimba, his home village.

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