Billy Kaunda sings JB praises, Harry Mkandawire joins chorus at Mzimba rally

Musician-cum-politician Billy Kaunda on Thursday showered praises to President Joyce Banda during a rally  in his Mzimba West constituency after the President  laid a foundation stone for the construction of Luvwere Health Centre.

Kaunda,  one of Malawi’s top selling artists  who was elected on an independent ticket and later defected to former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket,  said the leadership of Joyce Banda has made his work easier because of the many development initiatives that have taken places in the area under her leadership.

“With this health facility, we now know that electricity will follow. After all, you have already directed that the Vwaza marsh area of this constituency should be electrified,” said Kaunda.

He expressedgratitude for the assistance of 600 bags of maize the president gave to the people who were affected by food shortages in the area.

Spotitng JB badge: Parliamentarian for Mzimba West constituency Billy Kaunda speaks at the rally

Spotitng JB badge: Parliamentarian for Mzimba West constituency Billy Kaunda speaks at the rally

Speaking at the same rally, People’s Party Treasurer General, Harry Mkandawire, who lost the constituency to Kaunda during 2009 elections, commended President Banda for not being selective and nepotistic in her spread of development and assistance.

Praising the Malawi leader for working so hard to redeem the country from the challenges she inherited, including ensuring that now people should be getting value for their tobacco,  Mkandawire advised the people against making a mistake at the polls next year.

“The DPP ripped people off.  They used you to enrich themselves.

“The party’s current leader Peter (Mutharika) clearly says he will continue where his brother left off. That, among other things, means he will continue upwards from the K61 billion that his brother took. Be warned,” Mkandawire advised.

“You are unlike leaders of all these parties. You have demonstrated you are a servant of all. You have ensured that the People’s Party is a party for everyone as well regardless of where they come from and what their social standing is. This is the reason we are going to vote for you,” said Mkandawire.

Inkosi Mtwalo, who spoke first, said the people in his area are ready and willing to work with the Joyce Banda administration.

“Rest assured that in 2014, we will vote wisely,” said Mtwalo in his brief remarks.

PP Treasurer General Harry Mkandawire speaks at the rally

PP Treasurer General Harry Mkandawire speaks at the rally

Traditional Authority Mtwalo makes his remarks at the rally

Traditional Authority Mtwalo makes his remarks at the rally

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