Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate for the November 10 by-election, Leonard Mwalwanda, on Saturday re-affirmed that once elected into power he will make sure that the quality of education improves in the constituency.
Mwalwanda was speaking at St Mary’s Karonga Girls Secondary School–a 600-capacity national grant-aided– during an interface with teachers and supporting staff where he also donated a cow and bags of rice.
“I am grateful that I am here because I know as a politician that meeting you is of paramount importance. It is you who, when you interact with members of the community, can tell them the best that they need in the constituency.
“Because I know the importance of education, let me assure you that making quality education available in institutions within my constituency will be one of my priorities,” said Mwalwanda.
According to Mwalwanda, he will continue fostering the dream of his late uncle, Dr Mwalwanda, who believed that education is key to development in every area.
“My late uncle Mwalwanda, the former MP of this constituency always believed that if every family has at least one educated person, then there would be exponential growth in the constituency,” said the young Mwalwanda, said to be a civil engineer by training.
In his remarks, the school’s deputy head teacher, David Nyirenda, advised Mwalwanda to always be with the people even after being elected into power.
“That is the problem with most of you politicians. You need people during votes and abandon them once you get into power,” said Nyirenda.
He thanked the shadow parliamentarian for the gift to the school, saying it showed Mwalwanda passionately thought of the school.
“It is a gesture of its kind, and as I said we hope this does not end here. There are so many issues that we will need to be engaging each other as we go along,” said Mwalwanda.
During the meeting Mwalwanda was accompanied by MCP deputy national organising secretary, Aram Beza, and a team of members of Citizens for Transformation (CFT).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :