Presidential Advisor on Unity and Parliamentary Affairs, Symon Vuwa Kaunda has expressed his desire to contest in the forthcoming tripartite elections for Nkhata Bay Central Constituency parliamentary seat.
Speaking in an interview, the former legislator said he has bowed down to demands of constituents who pleaded with him to represent them in parliament in order to accomplish developmental activities he left in 2014.
“People in the constituency have realized now that they made a mistake to vote for an opposition leader who often finds it hard to implement development programmes.
“Development is always initiated by the government and it is difficult for an opposition leader to facilitate development projects as priority is given to MPs who are in government and I am not even surprised why people are eager to have me back,” Kaunda said.
He assured the people of Nkhata Bay that their livelihoods will be improved in all aspects of life once voted again.
Kaunda said, among other things, he would like to improve the living standards of the youths in the constituency through creation of employment and provision of access to training opportunities for them to be self-reliant.
He further said he is willing to construct clinics in the constituency as people from rural areas find it hard to travel long distances to access treatment at Nkhata Bay District Hospital.
President Peter Arthur Mutharika during his recent development rallies in Chitipa District touted Kaunda alongside Goodall Gondwe and Jappie Mhango as cornerstones of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the North.