Sidik Mia Calls Lower Shire People ‘Amasikini’…Kasaila hits Back,”We Are Not Beggars”
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentarian for Nsanje Central Francis Kasaila has denied Sidik Mia’s insult to the people of Nsanje and Chikwawa , labeling them as “amasikini”.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) politician and business tycoon Sidik Mia is on record to have said that lower shire people are beggars .
Kasaila hit back at Sidik Mia’s sarcasm by reminding him that the people of Chikwawa and Nsanje eat from their sweat and not from his handouts.
“We, people of lower shire are not happy with information that we are beggars to Mia while we are not. Who is Mia to us? Go and ask the civil servants in Chikwawa, they will tell you who he is,” he added.
He demanded respect for the people of Nsanje and Chikhwawa saying people from the areas are not fools, sellouts or beggars at somebody’s house.
Kasaila added that Shire Valley are not Mia’s puppets that whatever he says, they will dance to it.
“Do not look at us as tools. People of Nsanje and Chikwawa are people who think on their own. They are people that depend on their own sweat.