Mangochi female lost councillor defies odds: Donates 100 bicycles, 150 phones

Annie Shawa King, who contested the May 21 2019 tripartite elections as an independent shadow councillor for Chilipa Ward in Mangochi South West Constituency; but never decaled a winner, on Monday defied the odds when she donated 100 bicycles and 150 mobile phones worth over K5 million to the constituents.

Annnie Shawa King donates 150 mobile phones worth over K5 million 
King presents one of the bicycles

Speaking in an interview after presenting the gadgets at Mwaye School Ground in Group Village Head Aipira, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chilipa in the area, King said the gifts were meant to say “thank you” to the constituents for supporting her during the campaign period.

“After sitting down to reflect the unwavering support my followers gave me during the campaign trail, I decided to buy these gadgets to present to them including other citizens who were supporting my opponents,” she explained.

King said the gesture, while it is meant to show appreciation, is largely to empower the people as the bicycles will help them to access social amenities – health facilities, markets, schools for children with ease while phones will help farmers to link with potential buyers.

“I have always been yearning to change lives of people in this area. It pains me to see people’s standards of living going down instead of going up. This is the sole reason that has propelled me to do this,” she remarked, while announcing that she also wants to embark on a drive that will reconstruct houses in the area which were affected by Cyclone Idai.

King, who is a business woman, further urged people in the country to leave politics aside and start developing their areas, observing that feuds are derailing development in the country.

One of the recipients, Manyozo White hailed King for her generosity, saying what she has done has never happened to the history of the area.

“She has written her own history. We never anticipate someone losing an election and then give us rewards including supporters of her opponents,” he said.

 

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Edward banda
Edward banda
1 year ago

The biggest problem that we have in Malawi is that, we want someone to do his/ her things the way we want. She has decided to give bicycles and phones to people but someone is busy opposing. Why don’t you sell your phone, you’re using to write your opposition and build the schools or bridges for them. She has done that with her own money, what is your problem then?

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
1 year ago

No one is a loser but slow winners; this woman is great I hope investing in infrastructure is memorable than phones that will benefit a few; do not follow in the foot steps of others who target a few leaving others disgruntled.. yes you can not distribute to everyone but infrastructure carters for many. Wakongwe great gesture though…

King's-son@265
1 year ago

Well done……… we are behind you for we have learnt something out of your good and unexpected behavior

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
1 year ago

Ayamba Kandodo and Nyasatimes editors, please work on your grammar. “Lost Councillor” is wrong. It denotes that she was lost and now has been found. Either you say: Losing Mangochi Councillor aspirant donates …. or Mangochi female who lost council elections donates…..

chemalembo
chemalembo
1 year ago

totallyagree

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

Though it is recommendable, I would suggest that donating medical would be a big deal because it could be stretched to many than this.
K5,000.000 has just been shared by 250 people, next time look into this, it will real show that you are there to support people , I’m trying to run away to think that you are just giving those who helped not to make it. All in all you have done right thing.

Samson
Samson
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

They need phones to link up with other businesses u can buy medicine if you think it’s better than what she did

kkk
kkk
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

There are a lot of ways she could do to donate 5m. one of it is what she has done, zinazo kapangeni inuo iye kwake wapanga.

Kwathu Nkuno
Kwathu Nkuno
1 year ago

Njolo Mpilu, I think you’re a senseless human being. How can you discredit the good gesture that Mayi King has done to her area. A Malawi timayenera tisinthe mindset yathu kuti tizitha kuyamikira ndi mtima onse pazabwino zimene ena achita. There’s no campaign in distributing bicycles and phones ton the area other than a heartfelt appreciation to the constituents as she indicated for considering voting her though she did not win. Personally, I am touched with this gesture. People of her area should take this seriously. Zotere zimasowa m’Malawi mwathu muno.

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
1 year ago

Annie Shawa King, God bless you and everything you are close to. Anthu ngati inu mulipo ochepa pa dziko lonse lapansi.

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

zikomo.koma mwina mukanapanga izi kuyambila kale kale. osamapanga zinthu kuti mudziwike nationally,internationally. kulobe kulikose mu zandale amapeleka katundu waulele than kucita citukuko. ma bridge, ma school,zipatala, za ulimi etc.anyway next election muzawakumbutse anthu zomwe munawacitila.

National CEO
National CEO
1 year ago

Blind voting, she was rejected.

super vibe
1 year ago

this awesome, visionary leader, this woman is awesome, may God bless her richly.

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
1 year ago
Reply to  super vibe

Others who lost should emulate this great example. Others when they lose elections, that’s the end of the game, they will re-appear in 2023 during their campaign trail.

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