The newly elected Nsanje North Constituency Member of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje Nkhoma who once served as Deputy Speaker of Parliament has disclosed that she will be working with Professor Peter Mutharika’s Government in implementing initiatives which will help address problems her area is facing.
Chilenje made the remarks yesterday at Parliament Building after being sworn-in as Member of Parliament.
“I am very determined to work with the current government in an effort to come up with developments that will benefit my constituents. For instance; by intensifying irrigation farming so that people can plant crops more than twice a year.
Mcheka said her area has potential to feed the whole nation as well as improving the country’s economy.
“Though people in my area put more efforts in agriculture, they fail to transport their produce to different cities because of poor road networks. We have a Thabwa – Bangula road which needs tarmac. I am sure that once it has been constructed it will improve the country’s economy since transportation of produce to other districts will not be an issue,” she said.
Chilenje is one of the MPs who have made a return to the August House after a five years break.