Member of Parliament for Salima Central Constituency Felix Elia Jumbe, formerly of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is relocating to Salima North on a Democrating Progressive Party (DPP) ticket where he has indicated that he would like to improve the livelihood of the community and the country as a whole.
East or West, home is best; the legislature hails from the area of Traditional Authority Mwanza in the constituency and he believes that under any circumstances home is the safe and sound place for everyone.
According to Jumbe, the move to contest as an MP for Salima North has been necessitated by people who are tired of drinking unsafe water and those tired of sailing in the object poverty.
Speaking after presenting his nomination papers at Thavite in Salima, recently, Jumbe said, as a son of the area and also as a farmer, he is ready to serve the people using the hash tag ‘Chitukuko Mpabanja”.
“Salima North is my home; my mother comes from the Nthaphwi family of Traditional Authority Mwanza. The area is blessed with natural endowment of resources that can be used to enhance our economic wellbeing, as a son of this area I want to bring a new thinking in terms of farming.
“This area is surrounded by rivers including Lingadzi and Chiluwa among others, these rivers bring alluvia soil which makes this area a best place for commercial farming and if people are empowered we could produce a lot of food for exports,” he said
Jumbe said he will pioneer development into phases including development at a household level that will focus on encouraging families to do activities that will help them live a desirable life style and development at a community level which will focus on facilities that enhance economic activities like good roads, hospitals and schools.
As a legislature Jumbe added that he is optimistic that with DPP leadership he will do everything to promote education, businesses and that young people are empowered in all spheres of life.
Harrison Malendewa from Thavite thanked Jumbe for the decision to represent them in the forth coming tripartite elections saying they wanted someone with integrity and the one who can understand real issues affecting people.
“We have known Jumbe as a versatile farmer and someone with passion for development, we are very sure he will deliver once we usher him into power,” he said.