With three months to the polls, only 17 aspiring parliamentarians have signed social contracts with CBO Coalition for Good Governance and Human Rights.
Chairperson for the organisation, Ernest Wyson has confirmed in a telephone interview with YFM.
Wyson said the candidates are from 23 constituencies from four districts in the southern region.
“The seventeen aspirants are from the districts of Thyolo, Mulanje, Chiradzulu and Phalombe,” said Wyson.
Asked why only a few have signed the contracts, Wyson said this is due to ignorance on the part of some aspiring candidates.
“This is a new initiative and it needs much publicity for people to understand it. We will work hard to sell this agenda so that we improve people’s knowledge on this in at least 95 percent of the constituencies.”
Wyson however expressed optimism that before May 21, 2019, a set target of 95 percent will have been reached.
CBO Coalition for Good Governance and Human Rights is championing the social contracts, a deliberate initiative where the constituents outline development projects they need in their areas to be signed by aspiring parliamentarians.