Thomson explains his ‘independent’ manifestos to chiefs

Former parliamentarian for Chikhwawa North, Harry Thomson who is also  contesting as an independent candidate ahead of May 20, 2014 tripartite elections met 60 traditional leaders and explained his manifestos and policies on Tuesday.

The meeting took place in Chapasuka village where and chief from traditional authority Katunga and Maseya attended the function.

He told the chiefs that when he is elected he would make sure that his constituency has good health facilities, modern school blocks and clean water.

“Since all of you have endorsed my candidature what I would do now is to engage the second gear so that I should emerge the victor come May 20, 2014,” he said.

He also encouraged the traditional leaders to find aspiring independent ward councilor from Mwamphanzi ward whom he can work with during campaign.

Thomson added by urging all aspiring presidential candidates to have vision for the country if they are elected comes May 20, 2014.

“Many leaders have had lack of management skills to run the affairs of the country. You can witness with me on recent public plundering and looting at Capital Hill where billions of Kwachas were stolen by civil servants,” said Thomson who served as Minister of Energy and Mining during United Democratic Front (UDF) government.

In his remarks Group Village Headman Muyaya said the developmental projects which Thomson left it’s what has prompted the chiefs to endorse his candidature.

“Nothing has changed here, the two MPs which we have had haven’t impressed as you did from 1994 to 2004,” he said.

Harry Thomson
Harry Thomson

On his part Group Village Headman Joseph described Thomson as charismatic leader who always put his people at heart.

“I would like to appeal to you work with new government which Malawians will choose on May 20, 2014. We all know that democratic leader and our memories are still fresh that you were part of people who fought for multiparty democracy in early 90s,” he said.

The former Chikhwawa North parliamentarian said he has bounced back because he wants to change the area and he promised the gathering that he would fight for industrialization to create job opportunities among the youths.

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