Peterkins Kayira pledges to develop Chitipa Wenya: Malawi football legend aspiring to be MP

Former football legend who is aspiring Member of Parliament for Chitipa Wenya constituency, Peterkins Kayira said the constituency is least developed in the district a situation which prompted him to join politics to bail out the people.

Speaking in an interview on Monday,  Kayira who is contesting as an independent candidate said as a bona-fide son of Chitipa wenya cannot be happy living a comfortable  life while people in his village and constituency are lacking basic necessities in their daily life.

“My constituency is the least developed in Malawi, we are lacking every necessity, we have poor road network, a life threatening heath center, poor education for our children, that is what forced me to join politics” said Kayira, adding that once given the vote his main agenda is develop the constituency.

Kayira: Aspiring to be MP
Kayira: Aspiring to be MP

He said once given a chance to represent the constituency as MP he will use the excellent public relations he has with the cooperate world and other NGOs in country to make sure that during his tenure constituents should be able to appreciate huge developmental activities in the area.

“I have got connections with a lot of NGOs who are keen to help me develop Chitipa Wenya and my plans and manifesto are purely to work together with the people in my constituency to bring developments it deserve,” said Kayira.

Commenting on the recent donation of an ambulance at Chitipa Wenya heath central by President Joyce Banda, he said those advising the President are giving her wrong information about the requirements of the constituency.

“Much as I appreciate the donation, but a land cruiser could have been an ideal ambulance because the donated vehicle type is too small and cannot manage two trips a day due to the poor road, it’s 90 killomiters from wenya heath centre to the district hospital without any health centers in between,” said Kayira.

The legendary footballer prides himself as the only one upholding issue based campaign while others are concentrating on castigations, name calling but lacking immediate solutions for the people because most of them are banking on their parties to bring development.

“I don’t have time to castigate other candidates in my rallies and I don’t promise things that I can’t manage to deliver, if I don’t make to parliament I will support whoever wins for the good of the constituents,” said Kayira.

“I am the best candidate for the constituency and I always assure the electorates in my rallies that if they don’t give me the votes, they should vote for someone whose ideas of developing the constituency are superior to mine”

Chitipa wenya constituency which has two wards, Wenya and Chisenga has 8,586 total registered voters for 20 May tripartite elections and 11 aspiring candidates contesting for local government election and eight candidates for parliamentary elections.

For Peterkins Rodney Kayira to win the parliamentary seat of constituency has to beat Godfrey Munkhondya former parliamentarian of the area who is contesting under Peoples Party (PP), independent candidates Chrinze Vaison Kayira and Manifesto Crydon Kayira, United Democratic Front (UDF)  Kisty Maureen Namwayi,  Fwasani Matias Nyondo of National Salvation Front (NASAF) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Davie Paulos Ng’ambi.

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