CHIKWAWA-(MaraviPost)-Scores of bicycle taxi operators popularly known as “Shapa boys” on Saturday morning, came face to face with their Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Shadow Member of Parliament (MP), Abida Sidik Mia during the first of its kind relay race across the constituency.
The cycling competition, which started from Ngabu junction, took the enegertic transporters across the five centres of Makande Trading Centre, Chindoko, Malikopo, Misewu Folo and Kulima.
Huge crowds of supporters and villagers piled up in all the centres to interact with their Shadow MP, as she came after the Shapa boys cycling it hard, to emerge winners under the sweatering morning heat of Nkombedzi.
Speaking to the crowds, Abida Mia, who was also accompanied by Regional, District and Constituency officials, highlighted the points in the “Chakwera Super Hi5” which she said is a powerful illumination for Malawians ahead of the fourth-coming May 21 Tripartite Elections.
Speaking during the Prize Presentation ceremony at her Ngabu Wholesale residence, amid resounding cheers of excitement, Mia assured the cyclists that she would be bringing such competitions every year.
She also promise to take the competition to all zones of the constituency.
The firebrand Shadow MP therefore urged the cyclists to spread the good message on the importance of ushering the female MP into Parliament through the May 21 polls.
Mia gave the prizes in a total of seven categories with the one on the first position going away with a whooping MK100,000.
In another day’s engagement at Msinja Primary School ground in the constituency’s Saopa Ward, Mia met wives crowds of the area’s traditional leaders where she urged them render her their support come May 21 polls.
She said: “It is you the women who better know about various problems that affect your families and communities and I therefore expect that, by advising the communities on the importance of voting for a woman like me, this constituency will in the expected way develop to the greatest heights.”
On Sunday morning, Abida Mia spent time at prayers at the Bible Believers Church while in the afternoon she was Guest of Honour during a football match bonanza, both engagements in the area of Group Village Headman Nyasa.