Blantyre Kabula youth disappointed with MP Rashy Gaffer

Majority of the youth from Blantyre Kabula constituency say they are disappointed with their Member of Parliament (MP) Rashid Gaffar for only trying to sponsor football teams in the area for the youth as voting in the 2019 tripartite elections draws close.

Rashy Gaffer under fire from youth in the constituency

The youth expressed their dismay on what the MP did last week by announcing that he wants to launch a football trophy in the area to the tune of K2 million.

One of the disappointed young people, Garvey Phiri said: “Since we voted him into power, Rashid Gaffer has never shown interest to uplift the lives of youth in the constituency.”

“We have been asking him all along to sponsor football teams that are in this area but he never did anything, now that we are going to vote next year he wants to use us by saying that he wants to launch a trophy? We are disappointed” added Phiri.

His sentiments were echoed by other team members who described Gaffer’s intentions as an insult.

“We were surprised to see posters for registration of football clubs in the constituency this week, some people were not happy with this and the next day the posters were removed,” Phiri added.

He said that at times they were told to have a competition but the funds that the MP promised would not come through.

This comes barely a few days after UTM aspiring candidate for the area who also served as MP between 2009 – 2014 Felix Njawala graced the finals of the Blantyre Kabula football bonanza at Mbayani Primary School ground.

The match was attended by thousands of people from the area including MP Allan Ngumuya & comedian Michael Usi popularly known as Manganya.

According to Phiri, Njawala has been supporting them even when he lost elections in 2014.

“Njawala has been supporting our teams from the time he was MP until now and we really appreciate the programmes that he has for the youth in  this area” Phiri added.

The constituency league finals took place on 22  August which The Bears from Machinjiri won.

Teams in the constituency have been contributing funds since 2014 and Njawala has been toping them up at times when asked by the committees.

Phiri said at the moment, teams in Mbayani and Chirimba and some from Machinjiri  are willing to participate in a lesser amount league for Njawala than in a league that previously they struggled to receive their money after winning.

He said so far about 20 teams from  Chirimba are training to participate in the constituency league.

When called to get his side of the story Gaffar didn’t pick up his phones.

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Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
3 years ago

Anthu achinyengo ngati gaffer ndi ena otere must not be voted as politicians and get rid of them. The new politics of Chilima and UTM will prosecute these con individuals. There are so many like them in DPP and MCP. We will clean government and politics in Malawi. There is another called Ben Phiri of DPP from Thyolo another big thief.

3 years ago
Reply to  Stanley Mdala

Probably such might also exist in UTM and PP and the other parties. so lets simply say he is a DPP candidate and he is the one on spotlit but put other parties away from it, who says UTM is not corrupt yet the leader was part and probably still part of DPP underneath…

3 years ago

Warning to all politicians! Malawians have finally woken up, you cannot stick to your old ways of doing things………it’s a new dawn over Malawi .,….don’t take us for granted……..we will speak up with our votes

3 years ago

That is how politicians use us.They only remember us in times of elections nothing else

General INEYO
General INEYO
3 years ago

its BEER FC not Bears

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago

boot him out and boot this party in govt using our taxes for projects which are supposed to be in places and asking us to praise them! Its a new era dont mask us like u using money from your pockets!! We more reforms and no mediocracy from 2019!

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