Renowned first Malawian of Jewish origin to be elected in Parliament, David Bisnowaty, has declared that he will support government business in the National Assembly but will remain an independent lawmaker.
Speaking to his supporters at his constituency office in Area 25, in the capital city Lilongwe after swearing-in ceremony as MP, Bisnowaty said he will support government bills “provided they are good for the people.”
“From the time of my campaign, I said I will support the government that would win and now I declare that I will work with the President, Professor Peter Mutharika, to develop the nation,” he said.
“I will work with government when its suits the people,” added the new lawmaker for Lilongwe City Centre constituency.
“If they do things that will not please the people, I will definitely not support it.”
“I am there to help the people not make money. My priority is to help in transforming the Lilongwe city,” said the Lilongwe-based entrepreneur.
“I want to bring change to Lilongwe City Centre constituency. My priority will be to improve the appearance of our Capital City which does not look like a Capital City,” said Bisnowaty.
He vowed to make “constructive” contributions in the House and says the new crop of lawmaker are “decent politicians.”
This Parliament will also have a Malawian of Dutch origins, Jacquilin Kouvenho, who also won as independent candidate.