Honourable Reuben Mtolo Phiri, MP is a member of Parliament for Chipata Central Constituency of Eastern Province. He is a member of parliament under the ruling United Party for National Development (UPND). He was first elected as a member of parliament in 2011 under the Movement for Multiparty. Democracy (MMD)He is an economist by profession with massive experience in the agriculture sector. Before joining politics, he worked in various agricultural organizations which include the Food Reserve Agency(FRA) and the Eastern Province Cooperative Union (ECU), among others. He is also engaged in farming. He is a dedicated and target oriented person who loves his work. He likes athletics, badminton, soccer, table tennis and travelling during recreation times.