Absesentee MP Cornelius Mweetwa resurfaces with donations

Cornelius Mweetwa
Cornelius Mweetwa


Choma central member of Parliament Cornelius Mweetwa has resurfaced with a donation of ten pockets of cement for the construction of a toilet at Siatembo primary school.

Mweetwa who has been under serious criticism for not visiting his constituency from the time he was elected in 2016 said he has been visiting certain wards where there is serious need for help.

The lawmaker charged that its unfair for some people to go to the media claiming that he is an absentee mp.

He said Choma central constituency received constituency development fund CDF worth Zmw 700,000.00 (Seven Hundred Thousand Kwacha) last year which was not enough for all the applications in the constituency.

He promised of more cement support to complete a 1 x 3 classroom block which is under construction.

Mweetwa said with or without CDF he will work together with the area councilor and bring some cement since the community has already mobilized sand and burnt pan bricks for the classroom block project.

The Choma lawmaker has made donations twice since people started searching for his where about on social ,two weeks ago he donated blankets to the blind in his constituency.

Mweetwa also told the community members that starting the 2nd of February,2018, he will be out on national duties until next month end.

The law maker charged that this Friday he is required to report for public accounts committee before Parliament opens in two weeks time.

Speaking at the same function Siatembo Primary School Parent Teacher Association, P.T.A., chairperson Charles Muchimba thanked the MP for donating pockets of cement.

Mr. Muchimba asked the lawmaker to consider challenges that the school is going through.

He sighted lack of furniture,electricity and dilapidated roads at the school.
Muchimba further said the school still needs enough toilets because the population is growing.

When contacted for a comment Mweetwa’s political rival Joe Muchindu thanked Hon.Mweetwa for listening to his criticism.
Muchindu said his criticising of the lawmaker is not based on personal grudge but poor service delivery in the constituency.

He urged Mweetwa to impress because he is doing his last term as Choma central MP.

Choma Daily News