Kyungu says ex-MPs in Karonga should not bounce back: Demands consultation from contestants

Paramount Chief Kyungu of Karonga has said those that served in the district as parliamentarians before will not be allowed to contest again this time unless he as senior chief is consulted.

Kyungu said this on Wednesday in the district at Lusubilo Music centre where he was guest of honour at the music festival which the Malawi Arts Exchange Korea University of Arts in partnership with Lusubilo Orphan care project organized.

The music festival was organized to seek a colourful fair-well bid for the Korean students who are leaving this country after imparting music skills to the Malawian orphans currently studying music at Lusubilo orphan care centre in Karonga.

The news comes at a time Malawians will on May 20 2014 vote for the president, MP and councilor at one go.

Paramount Kyungu without mentioning the targeted person said “being an MP is just a privilege one has in life to serve the people and should he  fail to serve his constituents right in the first term of five years or two terms (ten Years) should not bar others because he wants to get rich.”

Paramount Chief Kyungu
Paramount Chief Kyungu

The chief alleged that some have made worth out of corrupt means because they were poor and now are billionaires, something he said he does not want to happen again.

He said in Karonga central currently there is perpetual violence due to greed and lust for power but no-one was born to be an MP as people have to decide.

Kyungu said some authorities in government have reached a point of dumping their constituents and are busy imposing candidates on constituencies that do not belong to them something he would not welcome in his district as it cultivates violence.

Meanwhile, Kyungu said he will embark on a tour visiting each and every constituency de-campaigning those that will defy having consultations with him on reasons seeking re-election.

In reaction to the news, Karonga North west parliamentarian Beatrice Nangonde said the chief’s idea was brilliant as it will bring peace in the elections.

She however, suggested that the chief should strive to consult with the people on ground so that the idea does not breed hate or misunderstanding.–MEC stringer

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