Four Zomba Central parliamentary candidates on Friday gave constituents hope that they will improve the area’s economic activities during a public debate.
UTM Party candidate Noel Masangwi set the agenda when he told constituents that if voted legislator, he will initiate economic boom by constructing multi-storey markets that will increase market space for people to trade with ease.
Contradicting him, independent candidate Angella Makangala, 22, wondered how a constituency can have multi-storey markets when the residents have no income to set up businesses.
She said she will initiate economic empowerment programmes for the residents.
On his part, United Democratic Front legislator Hasheem Banda said he will initiate economic activities that will benefit specific communities.
“I will also plant electricity generation equipment on Zomba Mountain to supply power to the city at affordable prices to attract investors who will open up factories and employ the residents,” he said.
Malawi Congress Party aspirant Stephen Burgess said he will create jobs through agriculture and universal subsidy.
Democratic Progressive Party DPP aspirant Bester Awali and independents Yunus Mussa, Patricia Kainga Nangozo and Minnie Thombozi did not turn up for the debate organised by National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust. n