Oxfam drum up support for Khembo in Neno South

In a bid to drum up support for retention of all women who won 2014 parliamentary elections Oxfam officials were in Neno South on Saturday to call upon people in the constituency to re-elect Mary Maulidi Khembo as their member of parliament.

Oxfam ofifcial hand over bikes to Khembo’s campaign team
Oxfam campaigns for Mary Khembo

Making the call at Zalewa trading center Dr. Antony Malunga, who is women rights programs Manager at Oxfam, said looking at the development that Khembo has facilitated in the area it has helped her to build a strong and purposeful relationship with communities and proven to be a person with articulate vision and unquestionable credibility to deserve another five years’ term.

Malunga said the event was part of the retention program that all 32 females who won parliamentary elections in 2014 should return to parliament after May 21 elections.

The campaign received a boost from chiefs, youth and women who gave testimonies of development projects that Khembo has initiated in T/A Symon and T/A Mlauli that make Neno South.

In his speech T/A Mlauli said Khembo has a soft heart for the poor and that she has capacity to reshape the outlook of Neno district if returned to parliament.

“We believe that supporting Khembo is in the best interest of Neno south communities. During her term we have seen the commencement of Neno road construction, maternity wing at Ligowe Health center, construction of girl’s hostel at Ligowe CDSS is currently underway and my areas have benefited a lot from rural electrification program and the minister of energy is expected to switch power in my area this Friday at Chigona School,” said Mlauli.

Senior chief Symon said he will drum up support for Khembo and ensure she does not lose this position because for the first time in history the area has Lisungwi bridge which has connected his communities to Lisungwi health centers and schools that were not accessed in the past when Lisungwi river flooded.

In her speech Khembo commended the gathering and chiefs for drumming support for her candidacy and she pledge to bring more development if voted into power come May 21, 2019 elections.

Mary Maulidi Khembo, who is contesting on DPP ticket, is the only female against 9 men contesting for the parliamentary seat for Neno South.

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Dan
Dan
3 years ago

This is very wrong, Oxfam should think twice before engaging is such matters. They need to acknowledge that there are aother candidates that Oxfam is disadvantaging by campaigning for one candidate in the name of retaining female MP in Parliament.
This is a clear defition of what the president meant when he said they are political mafias

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
3 years ago

What the hell is this? OXFAM being partisan?? I am astounded to say the least

Kampa
Kampa
3 years ago

Nonsense! what a waste oxfarm has become

Mlakaviwa
Mlakaviwa
3 years ago

I am failing to understand this madness.

Honourable
Honourable
3 years ago

Kachingwe is winning Neno South constituency parliamentary seat..you can campaign for her all you like koma saphula kanthu

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

This is shit. OXFAM is an international organization unless some stupid slow idiot minded crook wants politicise it. Mbuli zeni zeni

Zambulo
Zambulo
3 years ago

Well done Oxfam for supporting the women aspirants regardless of their political affiliations. Sindale izi but promoting women’s participation in politics

Pastor Lukaku
Pastor Lukaku
3 years ago

OXFAM is supposed to be apolitical. If it were an opposition candidate involved, government would have sealed your offices. Please stop this nonsense please OXFAM!! I was once your employee and I know the values that OXFAM stands up for.

Madalitso
3 years ago
Reply to  Pastor Lukaku

Surprising, OXFAM in a political campaign?

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago
Reply to  Madalitso

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