Rumphi East legislator Kamlepo Kalua has said he will no longer oppose Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration for the sake of opposing, but rather offer constructive criticism.
The outspoken legislator said this on Thursday when Muslim World League distributed 1 000 bags of flour, each weighing 25 kilogramme, to poor households at Mlowe, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwamlowe in the district.
Kalua said: “I have been in opposition for many years. Now we need to support government on the good initiatives it is doing.
“Time has come for me to be constructive.
“I am doing this for my people, so they can have what they desired for a long time.”
He thanked President Peter Mutharika for the development in his area, including electricity and a transmitter for mobile phone network to Tchalo.
Said Kalua: “Let me take this opportunity to thank the President and appreciate him for considering my constituency in different development projects.”
“Very soon the area will have electricity and there will be distribution of relief maize as promised by the President. I have hope that the Chiweta-Mlowe Road will soon be constructed.”
In his remarks, T/A Mwamlowe thanked government and the parliamentarian for mobilising the relief flour.
“The flour has come on time. We appreciate you for considering our area. As you might be aware, our staple food is cassava, but it has been attacked by mealybugs which have affected the entire area,” he said.
Rumphi district commissioner Fred Movete hailed Muslim World League for the donation.
Muslim World League representative Ahmad Daib said they distributed 8 000 bags of flour in other districts in Central and Southern regions affected by food shortage.