DPP to field businessman, MCP has teacher for Mchinji West  by-elections

Mchinji businessman and farmer Stephen Kamwani has emerged winner in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary elections ahead of the Mchinji West Parliamentary by-election to be held in October this year.

Kamwani: The DPP candidate

Kamwani: The DPP candidate

Mwale: The MCP candidate -Pic by Sarah Munthali, Mana

Mwale: The MCP candidate -Pic by Sarah Munthali, Mana

Kamwani beat two other contestants Vincent Kanyangala and a Mr Gulule with 714 votes during the elections which were held at Kathyuka School ground Saturday in Traditional Authority Simphasi in the district.

The party’s Secretary General Ecklen Kudontoni who presided over the election with Minister of Gender Jean Kalirani, told Malawi News agency (MANA) that the primary election was conducted in a free and fair manner.

“Members from area and constituency committees voted during the primaries and Kamwani emerged winner.

“We are optimistic that our candidate will win during the by-election and as a party, we will give him all the support that he needs,” Kudontoni said.

He said the party researched before the elections and Kamwani was a popular candidate among all the contestants.

In an interview, the DPP shadow MP for Mchinji West said he was delighted that the   area and constituency committees have entrusted him to represent the ruling party in the by-elections.

“I have plans to develop the health sector in Mchinji West; and the district hospital lacks crucial facilities such as x-ray machines and a good kitchen. I would ensure that these problems which are affecting the smooth running of the hospital are addressed when I am elected,” said Kamwani.

Kamwani also said if elected, he would address water shortage which is a big problem in the district.

Mchinji West constituency fell vacant after the death of former MCP parliamentarian Billy Kanjira Banda who died in March this year, after collapsing in church.

Kamwani will compete with Malawi Congress Party (MP) candidate Jephther Mwale, a former teacher.)

The constituency is one of the biggest in the district with 59,103 registered voters, stretching from the Boma in the central business district to the border with Zambia.

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Maunisi
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Maunisi
1 month 25 days ago

Mathyanyula ndiwe mwana wenweni ine ndikuonaso chimodzimodzi. Anthu a DPP apha anthu ambiri mMalawi choncho they are useless.

be humane
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be humane
1 month 25 days ago
Please learn to learn. You are still quoting K577bn? That shows your resistance to change ngati MCP. The figures changed by the same people who released the report. Thats is why you are calling on he president to fire 7 ministers mentioned in the unreleased report. What will be the president’s basis? Mukatengera zonena za Nyasatimes mudzioneka opepera ndi inu. Atolankhani a Nyasatimes have no offices mpaka lero do you know that? If they are credible enough they should come up in open. Even kuwayitana ku Workshop imene ikuchitika they report based on pepala la programme basi ending up mentioning… Read more »
KOMA KUMENEKO
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KOMA KUMENEKO
1 month 25 days ago

Malonda ndi mmaso …..dzuwa solozelana………… MCP …………… mwawinaso ……………

Vyaluta
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1 month 26 days ago

DPP u would have done better chimunthuchi mwachitenga kuti? basitu MCP yawinanso

Tman
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Tman
1 month 28 days ago

Kodi aja a boxing zidawathera bwanji???

mkoko
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mkoko
1 month 28 days ago

MCP ndiyo kupha

ANALYST
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ANALYST
1 month 28 days ago

Eeee uyu Kamwani wanuyu akanakhala wa ku Nsanje bwenzi ali fisi ngati Aniva amukwidzinga uja! Ingmuyang’anani kumasoko!

dzikondianthu
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dzikondianthu
1 month 28 days ago

Malonda ali mmaso. Uyu wa DDP yu akuwoneka wa nzeru komanso wopanda zibwana. Nkutheka mwina ndikuwona molakwika….kkkkkkkk

Petre Mathanyula.
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1 month 28 days ago

I urge people of Mnchinji not to vote for thieves. Show them that Malawians are waiting eagerly for MK577bn DPP stole from us. Vote for MCP a party that has the welfare of Malawi at heart.

Mgonapamhanya
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Mgonapamhanya
1 month 28 days ago

Ask your party president why he does not comment on tractorgate. There is no party in Malawi that does not steal.

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