Chiefs should be no-partisan- Former Malawi President JB
By Viciah Nason, Dedza Stringer
Malawi Former President Dr Joyce Banda has appealed to Chiefs in Dedza District to be non-partisan following the claims that some chiefs are shunning opposition rallies.
Dr Banda was speaking in Dedza on Monday 29th April during a meeting she held with the chiefs from traditional authority Kasumbu and Kamenyagwaza to draw emphasis on her alliance with Dr Lazarus Chakwera.
She said chiefs were appointed by God not politicians hence they should remain neutral because some politicians can mislead them by abusing their powers.
“As the country fast approaches 21st May I urge you to be non partisan in the way your handling political parties. I understand you work with the ruling government but that does not mean you are enemies to the opposition parties.
“You have suffered enough and its time to change Malawi for better and this can only be done if you vote for Dr Lazarus Chakwera,, said Banda”.
Banda then said come 21st May Malawians ,should vote for Dr Lazarus Chakwera
As MCP-PP alliance has put in place measures on how they will develop rural livelihoods.
In his remarks group village head Chinyamula concurred with Dr Banda saying chiefs in the country need to give equal opportunity to all parties that are to hold rallies in their respective areas.
Chinyamula emphasized that Malawi is a Democratic country hence people should not live in fear with any ruling party.