Blue Sea In Mchinji As VP Saulos Chilima Drum Up Support For Ruling DPP’s Candidate Kamwana In The Coming By-Election

Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima has today, stormed Mchinji Boma where the ruling Democratic Progressive Party is holding a political rally for their candidate in the coming by-election.

A while ago, the youthful Chilima was welcomed by thousands of people at Bua Primary school where a massive rally is to be held in readiness of  a by-election which is  slated for October 4, 2016.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has fronted a businessman cum farmer Stephen Kamwani who  emerged a winner in the primary elections which were held recently in area ahead of the polls.

According to several people our reporter came across at the venue, the coming of Vice President Chilima and other senior DPP officials is a big  for Kamwana and there are high chances that he is to emerge victorious during the elections.Kamwani beat two other contestants Vincent Kanyangala and a Mr Gulule with 714 votes during the elections which were held at Kathyuka School ground Saturday in Traditional Authority Simphasi in the district.

In an interview with Malawi Independnet before the rally kick started, Kamwana said, “I have plans to develop the health sector in Mchinji West; and the district hospital lacks crucial facilities such as x-ray machines and a good kitchen. I would ensure that these problems which are affecting the smooth running of the hospital are addressed when I am elected.”

Mchinji West constituency fell vacant after the death of former MCP parliamentarian Billy Kanjira Banda who died in March this year, after collapsing in church.

Kamwani will compete with Malawi Congress Party (MP) candidate Jephther Mwale, a former teacher.

The constituency is one of the biggest in the district with 59,103 registered voters, stretching from the Boma in the central business district to the border with Zambia.

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