Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) with funding from Oxfam organized a debate of Parliamentary candidates in the district of Karonga on Wednesday at Karonga Museum.
The debate was between Frank Mwenefumbo and Dr. Cornelius Mwalwanda.
A verbal war erupted on the scene after Mwenifumbo and Dr. Mwalwanda accused each other of failing to bring development in the Karonga central constituency.
Mwalwanda said during the debate on his closing remark that his political rival has left no legacy for the constituents since 1999.
“Yes, let me ask you, when did Mwenifumbo become a Member of Parliament? And what is it that he has not fulfilled during his three terms which he would want to fulfill now?” Mwalwanda queried as he prompted a lot of cheering from the audience.
Mwalwanda’s remarks did not go well with Mwenefumbo who immediately lose his temper and asked Mwalwanda to explain what development he brought during his term.
“I have brought Mwenilondo health Centre, Mlare health Centre, Lupembe guardian shelter and I have also constructed several schools, where is your development?” Mwenifumbo asked.
The debate reached a climax when the two heavyweights started pointing fingers at each other.
In the 2019 general elections, Dr. Mwalwanda is an aspiring candidate for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) while Mwenefumbo is contesting on AFORD.