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Monday, 15 April 2019 10:59

NICE advised Aspirant Councillors

Written by  Chonanga Mhone

Mzuzu, April 15, 2019: National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust has advised Aspiring Councillors to research on people’s needs, if they are to deliver relevant development projects when elected into office.

NICE Trust, Mzimba North Civic Education Officer, Wisdom Nyirenda said this Friday during a Public debate for aspiring counselors for Lusapo-Nkhorongo Ward at Nkhorongo Community Day Secondary School (CDSS).

He made the remarks after the Councillors failed to tackle some issues raised by people during the debate.

Among the issues were security on people with albinism, welfare for people with disabilities and running of drinking joints within localities, which the Councillors failed to respond to satisfaction of the audience.

Nyirenda said there was still a gap between Aspirant Councillors and the communities as the aspirants were not clear in addressing the needs of the people as communities asked them.

“It shows that the aspirants have not researched on the needs of people, there is still a gap as aspirants are not clear in addressing the needs of the people,” the Officer said.

He assured the people that Nice would orient elected councillors on how best they would meet people’s needs.

Aspirants present at the debate were James Marshal Mhlangia of United Transformation Movement (UTM), Samuel Kamzimu Gondwe of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Ephrida Mlisa of People’s Party (PP) and Raphael Mhango of DEPECO.

Only Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant, Brian Munthali, did not turn up for the debate.

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