Kasambara poised to unseat DPP MP Kaweche: Malawi road to 2014

Minister of Justice, Ralph Kasambara, has warned opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) MP for (Nkhatabay North West), David Kaweche to start preparing life beyond 2014, saying he was poised to claim his seat in next year’s tripartite elections.

Kasambara was speaking at a development rally in the constituency which was addressed by President Joyce Banda.

Kaweche was nowhere to be seen when called upon to speak during the rally.

Instead, therefore, Kasambara, who is Director of Legal Affairs in the governing People’s Party (PP), performed the welcoming graces to the President and her entourage.

The President and the First Gentleman interact with Justice Minister Kasambara and his children in Nkhata Bay

The President and the First Gentleman interact with Justice Minister Kasambara and his children in Nkhata Bay

“The manner in which people have flooded this place demonstrates that you and the People’s Party are the most beloved. Have you seen flags of other political parties here? Our MP deserted us a long time ago. I have just decided to act in his position, pending my confirmation next year” said Kasambara.

He thanked the President for including the Nkhata Bay North West constituency into cabinet for the first time in many years through his appointment and maintenance as Minister of Justice

He also praised President Banda for many development projects that have been introduced in the area, including drilling of boreholes, Mudzi Transformation Trust and the One-Cow-One-Family initiative.

“This is what is making the People’s Party very strong in this area. As a result, this constituency will give you a 110 percent vote as President, and as an MP I will also get the same percentage,” said Kasambara.

He encouraged people in the area to register in large numbers, advising traditional leaders to take the lead in the exercise.

“This is how we are going to demonstrate that we truly love the President and the People’s Party. Love for the President and the People’s Party should not just be by word of mouth; it should be through vote,” he advised.

Traditional Authority Timbiri commended President Banda for including his area in a circle of beneficiaries of the One-Cow-One-Family initiative, saying it will bring multiple benefits to his people.

“No more than 20 people rear animals in this area, but now you have taught us the importance of rearing animals,” said Timbiri.

“Although you have given the animals to 30 people only, but in real sense you have given the animals to millions because the benefits from the animals will proceed to many,” he observed.

He asked the Head of State to consider electrifying the area, rehabilitating and upgrading roads, constructing a market and extending food assistance to people who were affected.

Justice Minister Kasambara makes his remarks

Justice Minister Kasambara makes his remarks

The President also officially opened the Nkhata Bay North West Constituency Office when she visited Nkhata Bay on Sunday

The President also officially opened the Nkhata Bay North West Constituency Office when she visited Nkhata Bay on Sunday

Part of the crowd that attended the Development Rally in Nkhata on Sunday

Part of the crowd that attended the Development Rally in Nkhata on Sunday

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