President Dr. Joyce Banda has urged people of Traditional Authority Chikho in Ntchisi district to vote for her if their area is to be more developed.
She said this Thursday when she officially switched on electricity lights at Mzandu Health Centre under the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (Marep) Phase Seven.
The President said once voted into power, she will make sure that the area has a secondary school, police unit as well as bridges.
“I have come at the right time and be assured that this (Marep) is just the beginning of more developments to come in this area,” said Banda.
She added that the health centre will in due course have a guardian shelter, female and male wards as well as beds so that people of the area have easy access to health services such as safe motherhood.
Dr. Banda further said she was particularly happy to switch on electricity at a maternity facility as she as a woman appreciates the danger women face when delivering in darkness.
“I am always happy to see the switching on of electricity at trading centres. But this is very different as we are switching on electricity at a maternity facility as it is dangerous to give birth at a place where there is no electricity,” said she.
In his remarks, aspiring Peoples Party MP for the area, Goodwell Waluza also said people of the area should vote for him so that their lives are transformed under the leadership of President Banda.
Speaking earlier, T/A Chikho said he had hope in the President as she has been the first president ever to step foot on T/A Chikho’s soil.