Inkosi Mlonyeni fed up with men, urges people to vote for women in 2019 Malawi elections

Traditional Authority Mlonyeni of Mchinji district has called upon people in his area to vote for women into elected positions in 2019 elections stressing that they are the ones who know better the challenges the area is facing, than men.

Some female members of parliament in Malawi.-Photo by Govati Nyirenda, Mana

He bashed male councilors for Chimimbe and Kalumbe wards of Mchinji South West constituency for allegedly failing the area by shunning developmental activities.

Speaking on Monday during a meeting organized by Governance, Gender, Justice and Development Centre at his headquarters, Inkosi Mlonyeni told the Area Development Committee that the two ward councilors do not respond to queries raised by communities.

“These male councilors have played their part and have failed, it’s time now for the area to support women fully so that they are voted into these elected positions because they are aware of the challenges we are in now,” he said.

He said area currently is having a lot of problems, among them dilapidated roads and poor school infrastructures which are worse now that the rain season has begun.

 He said communities are finding it hard to access social services and he has been calling the two councilors who are nowhere to be seen.

“The area has so many school blocks which have been affected by heavy rains, and this has affected school attendance by pupils. We try to call these ward councilors so that they come and appreciate the magnitude of the challenges so that they report to the council but they don’t come and they even insult us,” he said.

“This led us to be reporting our problems on our own to the assembly so that maybe the community could be served,” he added.

Commenting on the matter, one of the community facilitators on women political empowerment, Flora Banda concurred with the chiefs and asked people to support women in the area who have shown interest to contest as ward councilors in 2019.

“Women have potential to run different elected positions. I urge them not to look down upon themselves, let us support our fellow women who have shown interest in contesting for positions of ward councilor,” she said.

As the 2019 tripartite elections draw closer, Governance, Gender, Justice and Development Centre has embarked on sensitizing area development committees (ADCs) across the district on the need to allow women to actively participate in party politics, especially in the ward councilor positions.

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4 years ago

Even in Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe, Blantyre male MPs have failed. We better try female MPs from other parties as stated by Hatton.

4 years ago

The work of desperate government. Not surprised the chief has received his share to discredit the current MPs by carefully selecting his words because he knows come what may MCP candidates will still carry the day in 2019 because the cief himself cannot close his eyes to vote for a DPP candidate. This is the district where someone pretended to be a MEC official, but was discovered and their candidates flopped. Zivute , zitani DPP siidzawina, nanji pano ma handouts athetsedwa mukhaula zedi. Mafumu idyani ndalamazo. Palive adzadziwe amene mwamuvotera.

4 years ago

Amfumu, osamazungulira ai mungonena zoona apa kuti ma MP a kongilesi alephera. Ma MP anuwo ndi a chipani chiti?

Mukatenga ma MP achizimai koma a kongilesi adzazunzika monga momwe akuzunzikira Kabwira.

Sankhani ma MP azipani zina osati kongilesi ndipo musiyanitsa.

4 years ago

Totally agree with TA Mlonyeni. Men have failed us. Let women get the power and change our country for the better.

4 years ago
Reply to  Nachisale

If you dont have any clue on issues its better just to shut up than to expose your dullness the way you have done here. Ask Rachel Nazombwe Zulu if being an MP for a different party in Mchinji has brought any development in her area.
It also shows that you ignorant on national development strategy of a country because you politicise development as if alomwenu you only leave in Mulanje and Thyolo. You are a misguided maggot from them that practice tribalism. I hope because you a lomwe your exchange rate is 1 to 1 with USD

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