Story by Phillip Banda, MEC Stringer
UTM parliamentary candidate for Mulanje Central constituency Michael Usi has said once he goes to parliament, he will work hand in hand with his councilors and will not interfere with the Local Development Fund.
Usi, who is also presidential running mate for UTM, was responding to questions at Ulongwe Teacher Development Centre (TDC) Tuesday during a debate organized by National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).
“There is a lot of interference by members of parliament on the local development fund. MPs always want to be seen as the ones doing all the work yet it is normally the councilors who are supposed on the ground with the people,” said Usi.
He pointed out that projects are unfinished and some not even done because some leaders are unscrupulous and treat the LDF and CDF as their pocket money.
In the elections, Usi is competing for the parliamentary seat with Kondwani Nankhumwa (DPP), Damson Chelewani (Independent) and Chambo Aaron Frank (MCP).