Female candidate Ruth Chatata vows to bring development in Lilongwe Nsinja South 

One of the candidates for Lilongwe Nsinja South Constituency by-elections scheduled for March 30, Ruth Chatata has vowed to bring change by making sure the area is developed.

Ruth Chatata: Independent candidate
Chatata on golf course

Chatata, who is the only female candidate  told Nyasa Times in an interview, that it was a pity looking at the constituency undeveloped to the  point that  people drink from dirty untreated water.

“I am coming in to bring change. People need clean water. My  first task will be to  repair  boreholes and drilling some more. And as an area that is just next to the dam , it is very sad to see people drink from dirty untreated water. So I will initiate to rehabilitate gravity fed piped water systems in order  to expand clean water accessibility, “said Chatata, who is running on an independent ticket.

On education, Chatata said it is one of her priorities to promote good education in the area.

“As someone with a good education background, I want to help children in my constituency especially girls with necessities so that they do not drop out of school because of lack of basic needs as well as school fees.

“And I want to be a role model to say someone who comes from the same area just like them can make it in life, ” said Chatata, who holds a bachelor of arts degree in human resource management.

“Most of all I want to empower women. Our role is not just to give birth but we can be more than that. We can run businesses, as well as be employed and be able to support our families. Just to mention a few,” she said.

Quizzed on weather she is not intimidated being the only female candidate, she said,” I am not shaken at all. I mean as a Malawian everyone has the right to contest. And so I am just practising my right. I am confident that l will make it despite being the youngest of all the other contestants.” :

Chatata, who is an  entrepreneur, also posses  a post graduate diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Empower School of Health, Geneva.

She is also passionate about Global Health aswell as Community Service.

Chatata is also a big fun of sports and plays golf.

“Honestly speaking, people are tired. People are fed up. And people want change. So I pray that the people will make the right choice when voting come next week,” she said.

The by-election is being held in the area following the death of veteran Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentarian Lingson Belekanyama who until his death also as served as Minister of Local Government.  His son, Francis, is the candidate for MCP.

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Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 month ago

Zinazo ayi, I don’t want your heart to be broken, apapa ndangogwa mchikondi basi. Anthu agule sangakuvoteleni. Try standing ku town next time

Wamakasu
Wamakasu
1 month ago

I have no comment… but I think ku Parliament is not her place. Parliament is about making laws and holding executive arm of government accountable on development issues based on budget. Let her be a Brand Ambassador for Golf in Malawi or any Bank.

Zawadi
Zawadi
1 month ago

Mene school inkakuvutila Ku Exploits muja mpaka anakupangadi award degree??Koma zinazi?

ankhwinda
1 month ago
Reply to  Zawadi

U
moyo usamapanga za dzako iwenso uli ndi mavuto ako lets wish each other well in life

Kamchiputu
1 month ago

This is woman is beautiful, but she doesnt understand the role of an MP. The MP is not there to bring development, but to make good laws for the country in Parliament. Development is within the jurisdiction of a Councillor. Jack up Chatata, we are in the 21st century.You are thinking like a 70 year old woman.

You mad
You mad
1 month ago
Reply to  Kamchiputu

Inunso ndi mbuli eti. Their job is not only changing laws. Laws don’t change so often . Don’t you hear the parliament discussing about developments ? Asking for money for roads and stuff? Koma a malawi eeish

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

Take charge Chatata we are behind you as it seems obvious that Chadza may not run.New broom sweeps better anthu akwa Dickson.

Zeze wachete
Zeze wachete
1 month ago

Amai inu u have my vote 😊

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