NICE to track down candidate’s promises during campaign

Balaka, The National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) says it will follow up on the promises made by the elected office bearers in the May 21 elections to see if they are being fulfilled or not.

During the campaign period NICE was signing with aspiring Members of Parliament (MPs) and Councilors Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) where the office bearers were committing themselves to developing their areas once voted into power.

Balaka NICE District Education Officer, Henry Zachariah told Malawi News Agency that the MoU commitments which were signed during their political debates will be followed up after six months from now.

NICE trust in partnership with Village Development Committees, Area Development Committees and Chiefs will call upon elected MPs and Councilors after six months to remind them about the agreement and encourage them to satisfy the required developmental works in their areas, he said.

On voting, Zachariah commended communities in Balaka for coming out in their large numbers to vote for leaders of their choice.

Over 70 percent of registered voters participated in the voting exercise, which to us is no mean achievement. We conducted debates around Balaka communities and through these debates people developed interest and managed to vote for the aspirants in large numbers,” said Zachariah.

Source: MANA Online