Caritas expresses disappointment with Eastern MPs 

By Staff Reporter

Caritas Chipata chapter has expressed disappointment with Members of Parliament from Eastern province who have failed to visit their constituencies when parliament was on recess.

Caritas Chipata governance coordinator John Mthaziko Zulu said he wondered what the region’s MP would take to the house for debate because they had not held any meetings with their electorate.

 

Zulu charged that the only activity that the MP’s engaged themselves in was to camp in Katete and Lundazi campaigning for councillors.

“The MPs’ acts are unacceptable,” said Zulu

Last week Chief Chanje of the Chewa people of Chipangali district also wondered why Eastern Province members of parliament did not meet to discuss developmental programmes in the area.

Speaking in a telephone interview with newsdayzambia.com chief Chanje said he had noted that some members of parliament in other parts of the country appear to be very organized and work very hard for the development of their provinces.

He charged that MPs in eastern province never called for any meeting with stakeholders to discuss developmental programmes, the reason why the province was lagging in development.

“Chiefs are surprised that members of parliament in the province cannot organize such meetings to discuss development, which can help in spreading development equitably, and as Eastern Province we are lucky because we have two paramount chiefs, Gawa Undi and Mpezeni,” said Chief Chanje

Chief Chanje said it was also disappointing to note that members of parliament in the province were neglecting traditional leaders.