Political experts in the country have expressed dismay over Parliamentarians’ and councilors’ tendency of staying away from the people who elected them and have since asked the politicians to live close to their people.
Speaking to Afriem Political veteran Humphreys Mvula said that the MPs and councilors fail to develop their areas because they live in the cities.
“It does not make any sense to vote for persons who do not have the welfare of the people at heart because in that way development is halted.
“First, they have to live with the people to know what they are lacking and what they want in terms of development,” he said.
He also advised the councilors and the MPs not only to wait upon government for development projects.
“They are the initiators of development hence they also have to ask other organisations for developments,” he said.
The tendency in Malawi is that once people are voted into office as Members of Parliament or councilors they tend to abandon their people to reside in cities a scenario many complain affects the progression of development.