People of Mzimba are now divided as those from northern part of the district are accusing the district’s council of only concentrating on southern part of the district in as far as development is concerned.
Mzimba North Constituency Member of Parliament Agnes Nyalonje made the accusations saying authorities are preferring the southern part while people from the northern part are struggling to find effective social services.
“When it comes to coverage of health services some are walking up to 40 kilometres to go to the health centre which do not even function, roads are impassable and people are coming from areas which do not have network,” Nyalonje said.
The legislator added that lack of information is what is also causing her people to be sidelined when it comes to matters of development in the district.
“We do not get situational analysis for Mzimba, I have been asking for it but I have never received it,” she concluded.
However, District Commissioner for Mzimba Thomas Chirwa played down Nyalonje’s remarks claiming that every department at the council has its own plan on how to operate.
“Each and every office has a work plan such as the District Health Office, Education, community development and even the social welfare office. For instance when you go to education they will give you data about teachers who are operating in various schools,” said Chirwa.