MZUZU--Undule Mwakasungula, head of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and a one-time fierce critic of the late president Bingu wa Mutharika, is being called upon by a grouping called Jobless Corner in his home district of Karonga to run for parliament in the 2014 general elections.
In an exclusive interview with MaraPost, publicity secretary for the grouping, Stevenson Simusokwe, bemoaned the lack of support and sound representation by their current member of parliament for Karonga North West, Beatrice Nyakhonde, and quickly pointed out that this is why they are trying to persuade Mwakasungura to contest as a parliamentarian .
“Undule has come to our rescue every time we have faced problems. He came to help us when we were hit by the earthquake not very long from now and he has also helped a lot of widows and jobless young men and women in this constituency.
“Honestly, our current representative is not helping matters. She rarely visits this area, a clear sign that she is inconsiderate. That is why we suggested that perhaps we try to persuade Mwakasungura who has already shown that he has the passion to serve people,” said Simusokwe.
The grouping came into the limelight during the Muluzi era when it showed its dissatisfaction with his mediocre style of leadership by dressing pigs and dogs in UDF regalia, comprises vendors, some non-governmental organisations and several jobless young men and women.
Talk of Mwakasungura contesting as an MP in 2014 elections first surfaced during the installation of the current Kyungu Nsangulufu Mwakabanga III, the most senior traditional leader in both Karonga and Chitipa districts where some young people carried pro-Mwakasungura banners.
When MaraPost called Mwakasungura to get his comment on the story, his phone went unanswered.
Karonga North West constituency has so far been represented Greenwell Mwamondwe, who is an ambassador to Zimbabwe, and top lawyer Bazuka Mhango.
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