MCP MP gives constituents power to recall: Hara for Mzimba Solola

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) newly elected Member of Parliament for Mzimba Solola constituency Jacob Hara says the people in his constituency are free to recall him from the position if he fails to deliver to the people’s expectations.

The legislature-elect said this in an interview on Thursday, saying he joined politics to change people’s lives in the area and once the constituents see that he has failed his job, they are free to him out of parliament before his term expires in 2019.

“If you can recall during my campaigns I said that if fail to deliver according to the people’s expectations in two years, they should recall me, and I still stand by that. Am assuring the people to monitor me for two years and if I fail, I will voluntarily step down,” he said.

Hara: I can be recalled
Hara: I can be recalled

Hara said his intention to join politics was not for financial gain but to work hard to bring development for the people of Mzimba Solola Constituency.

He further said despite the absence of Section 64 which gives mandate to the people to recall leaders once they fail to deliver, he still stands by what he has been preaching to the people of the constituency throughout his entire campaign that they can trigger a by-election if he fails to live to their expectation.

The idea of recalling MPs is extremely popular across the country especially when lawmakers switch political allegiance.

Hara said even though his party MCP lost in the presidential elections, he is willing to work with the ruling government in bringing development to the people of Mzimba but sticks with his party.

“Even though the opposition MPs are in majority, I hope they will work hand in hand with the elected government and not only focus on opposing because some of the government policies are good for the people,” he said.

He further urged Independent MPs not to deviate from the promises they made to their respective constituencies during campaign period.

The MP also assured the constituents that he will not migrate to the city, like what other MPs do when they are elected.

Jacob Hara won with almost 12,748 votes beating nine other candidates who contested for the post in Mzimba Solola Constituency.

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