MP Kainga asks President Mutharika to spend time in Zomba

Member of Parliament for Zomba Central Constituency, Patricia Kainga Nangozo has made a plea to President Peter Mutharika to consider spending some time at Zomba State House.

Kainga Nangozo: The President should spend some time at Zomba State House

Kainga Nangozo: The President should spend some time at Zomba State House

Kainga Nangozo said in parliament that people of Zomba “ feel somehow neglected and side-lined” by the continued absence of the President Mutharika from Zomba State House.

“ We feel there is conspiracy against things that have made Zomba a city.   This conspiracy is through a systematic reversal of key social activities that we have been associated with.

“ First, it was the removal of Parliament. I, therefore, urge the President to spend some time in Zomba so that he can fully appreciate the social and economic dynamics in the city,” said Nangozo.

She said people Zomba Central are crying for industrialization in the city.

“The vendors from the old Kandodo to Zomba main market are really in dire need of the industrialization. There is need for government to create a deliberate plan to help Zomba be a city befitting its name; a city that can create employment for young people and other residents.

“It is also our belief in Zomba that having a city investment forum that articulates opportunities in this city can lead to a min industrial revolution that has capacity to create business opportunities especially for women, thereby, helping solve some economic challenges that they face,” said the lawmaker.

She also told parliament that patients at Zomba Central Hospital are going without food.

“This is a crisis that government needs to sort out immediately. Otherwise, the gains made in areas such as maternal health and HIV will be quickly eroded,” she said.

Mutharika was eyeing Zomba State House to turn into a referral hospital equipped with advanced technology to treat aliments that would otherwise be referred outside the country.

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fathi shehaab
Guest

Nzoona madam kainga president tulo in zomba dream in blues eould be development!why do you ask for molitary referrsl hospital attached to vhamco cster for the residents, army and whole Easten province zat wud be development and we can our docs back frm lesotho or notswana pr uk.. Bwamji pamenepo? Yes xa wss only an administrative town edtablished by azungu till bingu elevared it to city status after mzuzu..

Ujeni Phiri
Guest

Get facts right: Zomba was declared a capital in 1891, a township in 1900, A planning area in 1955, a municipality in 1979 and a City by Bingu wa Mutharika on 9th March 2008. The first city in Malawi was Blantye in 1966, then Lilongwe in 1975. Note: A capital is not always a City.

Mapwiya Namuhaya wa ku Phaloni
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Mapwiya Namuhaya wa ku Phaloni

Ndiye tinene kuti chiyani pamenepa????? It gud to change this state house to be hosoital of high standard.

chembiya
Guest

There is sense in what hon Kainja says its only that most of us these days we are good in defending of leaders even if our leaders have goofed in making decisions. If the state house leaks how was the former president occupying the same house. Zomba have been stripped off most of its offices: capital, parliament, govt. print just to mention a few I think 2morrow it will be Zomba Maximum prison . Zomba needs developments. stop politicizing

wasoka
Guest

kulibe nyumba.state house umadontha.

wasoka
Guest

kulibe nyumba.

Dr Haswel P Bandawe
Guest

It would be great if the Government would indeed convert the State House in Zomba into a health facility.

A country with such a small geographical area has no need to have so many State Houses. Each State residence costs tax payers money; money which could be properly utilized for the welfare of the nation. The whole configuration of State Houses should be evaluated on a cost-benefit basis.

Che Wanimiliyoni
Guest

Malawians get your history right: Lilongwe is the first Capital City of Malawi and not Zomba. Zomba was just a mere colonial town when it was Malawi’s capital up to 1975. It was Bingu who declared Zomba a city in 2000s. The first town to be declared a city in Malawi is Blantyre/Limbe in 1966 followed by Lilongwe in 1975 and Mzuzu in 1987. So if Zomba has progressed from being a town to a city is that not development?

Judge Judy
Guest

I beg to differ on that, Zomba was a colonial administrative center and until 1975 it was the FIRST capital city of Nyasaland. Perhaps you meant to say that Lilongwe was FIRST capital city in the newly christened MALAWI as opposed to Nyasaland.

Che Wanimiliyoni
Guest

judge judy can may be help answer this questions: 1. Which Nyasaland governor declared Zomba a city and in what year? 2. How come Blantyre/Limbe by far the biggest towns then were not declared cities until 1966? What happened?

Blues
Guest

I don’t understand why when a president spends night any where can be development,infact this would be over expenditure considering our current economic situation.

he he he
Guest

That’s all you can ask for in parliament?

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