DPP’s Sanga faults Mzuzu ex-councilors for retarded development

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the north, Kenneth Sanga says councilors who were voted in the 2014 tripartite polls, failed to develop Mzuzu City as they had no proper link with central government to ask for help.

Sanga (left) confers with DPP director of elections Ben Phiri at the rally

The Regional Governor said this on Monday in Zolozolo West during a political rally to garner support for his party in this year’s tripartite polls.

During the 2014 polls, out of the 15 wards in Mzuzu city constituency, the DPP managed to win only one ward (Mchengautuba), a situation Sanga says disadvantaged Mzuzu city development wise.

“During the 2014 elections, Mzuzu City did not vote well. We voted for an independent parliamentarian and almost all the 15 councilors were opposition except one. In short the city rejected DPP.

“This resulted in a communication breakdown between the councilors and central government as they could not properly communicate since these councilors always were opposing government development projects,” said Sanga.

The Regional Governor said Mzuzu councilors failed for example to lobby government to construct a spacious Flea Market to accommodate all vendors in the city who have been at loggerheads with police and council secretariat for vending in undesignated areas.

“I have always blamed the Mzuzu City Council for its continuous chasing of vendors in the city. My stand has always been that let the councilors lobby government to construct a spacious market so that all the vendors are accommodated.

“The problem is that these councilors have always shot down good government policies just to score political points,” Sanga said.

Meanwhile in a separate interview, ex-Mayor of the Mzuzu City Council, William Mkandawire said councilors in the country are failing to implement various development initiatives because they do not have ready funds to support their projects.

“Councilors have a lot of good development plans but since they do not have readily available resources to bankroll such ideas, they are seen as failures.

“Members of Parliament are seen to be drivers of development because they are accorded various platforms to access funds, such as Constituency Development Funds and others,” said Mkandawire.

The ex-Mayor then appealed for various development stakeholders to support councilors in the country since they are the ones found at the grassroots hence well suited to initiate community developments.

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Trevor
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Trevor

Mr Sanga you don’t solve a problem by creating another problem. You will be remembered as the DPP regional governor who promoted illegal vending in Mzuzu city. By the way,wasn’t the former Mp DPP? Why didn’t he lobby for the construction of the flea market? Your thinking capacity is retarded

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Trevor

Mr Sanga,Malawi is a democratic state,therefore, government distributes resources equally regardless of whether one belongs to the ruling or opposition parties. Mzuzu voted for Hon. Njikho as an independent Mp who later on joined DPP,if what u r saying is true,why didn’t your party/govt, give him the spacious flea market? You will not win by criticising ex councillors whom you frustrated by using your party to promote illegal vending in the city.

mabusa
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mabusa

Is development for the country for ruling party or the entire Malawi. Does it mean that if in an area there are no ruling party members no development.

CHIPYELERO
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CHIPYELERO

Bwana Mkandawire you have said it well

Sibuno
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Sibuno

Politics in Malawi is good business, one can get rich overnight without working for the riches.

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