Member of Parliament for Mchinji North East Alex Chitete on Thursday hosted several singing groups in his constituency dubbed the Pompopompo Music explosion aimed at supporting them.
Speaking during the event which was held at Mponda CCAP Mission, the youthful Chitete said the festival was aimed at bringing his constituents from different denominations together to praise God through singing.
“As Member of Parliament I decided to organize this gospel music show as one way of giving back to the people of my constituency, this is not a competition but a celebration, the people have supported me in my political career and in my vision to develop this area,” he said.
Chitete added that the show was meant to keep youths, women and men busy to avoid indulging themselves in bad behaviors that can put their lives at risk.
During the gospel show, which was attended by thousands of people, Chitete donated K10, 000 each, to participating 35 choral groups to help them buy uniforms among other things.
“We expect to hold another show in July this year at Kapiri to support more choirs and each choir will receive K15, 000 for participating in the show,” He added.
Last year, the MP also hosted the Pompopompo Gospel explosion show where 23 choirs from different denominations participated.
Apart from the Gospel show, Chitete also sponsors the Pompopompo Football and Netball Bonanza in Mchinji North East Constituency worth K10 million.