Thomson to advocate for reduction of presidential powers

Independent aspiring parliamentarian for Chikhwawa North Constituency, Harry Thomson has promised the electorates that once he is voted back into parliament he would make sure that the country’s president should

not have overall powers in the running of government affairs.

The former senior minister during regime of the United Democratic Front (UDF)  faulted the country’s parliamentarians for being silent in questioning the presidential powers.

Thomson said this during a political rally which he conducted in Group Village Headman Kaputeni who is under Traditional Authority Katunga in the district.

Harry Thomson
Harry Thomson

“In Malawi the Head of State is given much power in the running of government affairs hence there is a lot of financial mismanagement and looting of public resources. Therefore, I would like to promise you that once I am elected as Chikhwawa North parliamentarian, I would advocate for the removal of some unnecessary presidential powers for
the rural masses to benefit from government coffers and improve their daily livelihood,” he said.

He then urged the electorates to vote for the president who has got a heart to change people’s welfare through empowering them economically and encouraging them to be innovative.

“Let’s not vote for politicians who are fond of abusing government resources. You need to elect intelligent, god fearing and visionary leader who can change your way of living for the betterment of future generation to come,” he said.

Thomson added by saying that he would make sure that his constituency should have improved health facilities to help in promotion of maternal health and safe motherhood initiatives.
“I will make sure that all Health facilities in Chikhwawa North should have adequate drugs and ambulances for easy mobility of patients to referral hospital and that each Health Centre should have separate ward for male, female and children,” he said.

On his part Group Village Headman Kaputeni described Thomson as one of the pioneers of the multiparty democracy in the country and urged his subjects to support his candidature.

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