An early bird always catches fat worm. Peoples Party (PP) aspiring Member of Parliament for Chitipa South ( Nthalire), Charles Chilenga has set up a K8 million development project aimed at uplifting the livelihood of constituents in the area.
The aspiring MP has so far constructed and renovated four bridges that were in dire need of repair and construction, thereby improving the transportation system in the area.
Chilenga, through own initiated public works programme, has also constructed a 12 kilometer road between Rukuru Bridge in Kaperemera village passing through the villages of Munthengo and Mmeta.
“My development agenda is formulated based on people’s needs and wants,” he told Nyasa Times.
“ Much as I do declare that I vie for the parliamentary position, I strongly feel development should come first before politics. This is why I set up such project in order to support people in the area as well as ensure that the constituent is developed.
“I have constructed bridges at Kafulufulu stream near Kalowe FP School, and two others at Ziba One and Ziba Rivers connecting Nthalire trading centre and kajarilo. I also repaired Chiguza Bridge connecting Nthalire and Kalopa enroute to Mbanga and Uledi,” explained Chilenga.
Apart from constructing bridges and roads for the area, Chilenga has donated two fully paid DSTV sets to Nthalire Health Centre with one for the maternity wing and the other for the hospital reception.
“So far I have spent almost K4 million since May and the whole project is expected to cost about K8 million. I am currently working on plans to construct a guardian shelter as well as buying beds and blankets for the health centre. It’s my interest to see the constituency being in line with government’s development agenda,” said Chilenga who has received overwhelmed support from people in the area.
He further disclosed that has since applied to Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) for a community radio station license and is currently in talks with several commercial banks to open up branches in the area.
“The radio will help to facilitate development projects and other programmes aimed at improving the livelihood of people in the constituency since no local radio station is accessible in the area apart from those from neighboring countries.
“And the absence of banks in the area is inconveniencing farmers, civil servants, the business community and ordinary people. I have long term plans for the area but I will disclose more in my manifesto once I win primary elections,”he added.
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