UDF aspirant reaffirms plan to develop Balaka Central East


As the official campaign period is about to end, United Democratic Front (UDF) shadow Member of Parliament for Balaka Central East constituency Judith Laja has reaffirmed her commitment to developing the constituency if voted into power on Tuesday’s elections.

Addressing mammoth crowds that came to witness her final whistle-stop rallies in the constituency, Laja offered messages of hope to the electorates.

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Addressing multitudes that patronized the rallies at Mohale and Chitimbe grounds in the area of traditional authority Msamala in Balaka, the shadow lawmaker said she is geared to making sure that the constituency is not lagging behind in development projects.

“My manifesto has lined up a range of sustainable development initiatives to see to it that the livelihood of a common man is uplifted,” she explained.

Laja has so far implemented a number of development projects including construction of classroom blocks in various primary schools, renovation of boreholes, grading of roads and many others.

On improving education, the shadow legislator assured the gathering that once UDF is voted back into power, it will revert to the system of free primary school education.

“It was the commitment of the UDF to see to it that each and every child should attend free primary school education.

“Sadly, the dream seems to be fading away as currently primary school education is no longer free,” Laja narrated.

She added that the UDF manifesto is an inclusive manifesto as it is articulating issues affecting the general population.

On youth and women empowerment, she said the UDF government has set aside K2 billion to be loaned out to women and the youth so they can venture into entrepreneurship in a drive to raise their socio-economic standards.

The aspiring parliamentarian assured the people that the loans will be disbursed on merit, with no political strings attached.

She then disclosed her plans to end water challenges affecting the constituency once and for all.

Laja said that the UDF government will drill solar powered boreholes across the constituency.

The aspirant also appealed to the electorate to usher into power leaders who have a high sense of integrity and those who are committed to ending corruption. She said UDF presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi is the only right candidate.

Balaka central east constituency has a record of maintaining a UDF parliamentarian since the dispensation of multiparty democracy.

Malawians goes to the polls on Tuesday next week where the president, parliamentarians and councillors will be elected.