Unstoppable DPP Candidate Kamwani Set To Win Mchinji West By-Election: VP Chilima
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has set eyes on Mchinji West Constituency with a clear goal to snatch it away from the opposition at the forthcoming by-elections on October 4.
As part of the campaign trail, Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday visited the constituency to cement the party’s support for its candidate Stephen Kamwani.
Chilima was welcomed to a thunderous ecstasy by thousands of party supporters at Bua Primary School where he held a main rally on the day’s schedule.
The Vice President assured the gathering that the party is more than ready to redeem the constituency from poverty and spur it towards development.
Taking his turn, Kamwani told the rally that he is ready to serve people in the constituency under the DPP because it is the only political institution with the right policies to improve their livelihoods sustainably.
“I have plans to develop the health sector in Mchinji West; 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.”
The agricultural businessman won the DPP primaries weeks ago and got endorsement from the party politburo to carry its banner.
He emerged winner after beating two other contestants Vincent Kanyangala and a Mr Gulule with 714 votes during the primaries.
Kamwani will compete with Malawi Congress Party (MP) candidate Jephther Mwale, a former teacher.
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.
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.