Chakwera to conduct maiden rally in Kasungu on Sunday

Just a week after being elected as president of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Dr Lazarus Chakwera intends to hit the ground running.

According to information from MCP ,  Chakwera will this Sunday, August 18, conduct his first public rally as President of MCP the party which he will lead in the forthcoming elections as presidential candidate.

The rally will be held at Tchanachana in Kasungu District, where the MCP’s President is expected to share his vision.

He is expected to be accompanied by his newly co-elected members of the MCP National Executive Committee.

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Kasungu District holds a significant place in the history of both the MCP and Malawi as it is the home of the first MCP President and founding father of Malawi, late Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

“Policy-based politics will guide our campaign, and as a party MCP will tackle issues of concern for Malawians to aspire for development which benefits all”, Chakwera promised the country during his acceptance speech.

Chakwera, analysts have said, is an alternative and Malawians’ chance to forever redeem local politics, which is tainted by self-serving leadership.

“MCP, under my leadership, will not waste time on nor distracted by [foul-mouthing] based politics. Right now Malawians are looking for hope”.

“Malawians want a type of leadership that takes their concerns seriously. My goal is to put in place policies which will enhance the country’s development for all and I am here to champion for the plight of all Malawians from Chitipa to Nsanje and serve them wholeheartedly. Nothing for us without us,” Chakwera said in an interview with Zodiak Radio Station.

Dr Chakwera, whose motto is ‘a better and prosperous Malawi is possible’, has been embraced by different sectors as the hope to bring sanity to the country’s politics.

The MCP convention, which elected him, has been roundly hailed as an unprecedented model of intra-party democracy, sentiments echoed even by rival political parties in Malawi.

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