‘Failed MP should not contest polls’
- “Some of us have never seen the Member of Parliament for Livingstone Central ever since he was elected into office in 2016 and you expect development to come in our area,”
By ANDREW MUKOMA
Office bearers both at councillor and parliamentary levels have been told to show why they should be voted back into power again in the forthcoming general elections.
Residents of Livingstone have questioned the performance of their member of parliament and some councillors whom they said have failed to take development to the area.
Speaking in an interview, Mr Friday Tonga, a Livingstone resident said that people would not be cheated again with fake promises.
Mr Tonga added that Livingstone was still lagging behind in development as though the area did not have any representation at council and parliamentary levels.
He cited the poor road network and lack of bridges as some of the projects which all Members of Parliament past and present had failed to address in the constituency.
“Some of us have never seen the Member of Parliament for Livingstone Central ever since he was elected into office in 2016 and you expect development to come in our area,” Mr Tonga said.
Mr Tonga said people would now ensure that they elect a leader based on personal qualities as opposed to voting on party lines.
“As we head towards the election the only thing that will ensure that we get good leadership is by looking at personality not party line, because voting on party line seems to be breeding pool of poor leaders in the constituency,” he said.
And Patriotic Front aspiring Member of Parliament Mutinta Matimba said Livingstone has a lot of challenges which require a leader who will address them through working with the government of the day.
She speaking when she visited the funeral house of a 47-year-old Pheligina Gama who drowned in the Nansansu stream on Thursday last week.
Ms Matimba stated that the libuyu and kalaluka bridge in livingstone are one of top priorities which needed to be sorted out as many people find themselves victims of drowning during rainy season.
“infrastructure development especially the construction of bridges such as libuyu and kalaluka will be on my top agenda, looking at how these areas are usually cut off from the rest of livingstone when it is rainy season time,” she said.