Second Vice President for Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Nick Masebo, has claimed people from the Northern Region district of Chitipa are ready to show their indebtedness to the party by voting Peter Mutharika as president during next year’s elections.
Masebo, speaking at a rally Mutharika addressed in the district as part of his whistle-stop tour in the region, said the people were grateful for the Karonga-Chitipa road constructed under the DPP reign hence their desire to vote the party back in power.
The vice president observed that the construction of the 101km long road opened up the “closed” district as well as the Nthalire Rural Growth center to the rest of the country.
It was against this background, Masebo stated, that people of Chitipa will not easily forget the Mutharika name.
“People of Chitipa are grateful for this development brought by the DPP government and people here want this to continue by voting the party back in government,” said Masebo who is also Member of Parliament for Chitipa North.
In his speech, Mutharika told the people of Chitipa that once voted back into government his first major development project in the district would be construction of Rumphi-Nthalire- Chitipa and Misuku roads.
“I am proud of the fact that the former President late Bingu wa Mutharika constructed the Karonga-Chitipa road and I as the current DPP leader I would like to assure you that when voted into office I shall construct the Rumphi-Nthalire-Misuku roads,” he pledged.
He, however, urged the people to register their names in the ongoing voter registration exercise currently underway in the district.
Commenting on the fears of the looming hunger in many parts of the district, Mutharika said food security remained DPP’s top agenda and his administration would ensure that the country has enough food.
Mutharika then lashed out at the ruling Peoples Party (PP) leadership arguing Malawians are demanding answers as to why the country had slipped back from a food secure nation to a food deficit just two years its reign.
“Am concerned that many Malawians are failing to access food now when just two years ago we had plenty, this government needs to give a clear explanation to the People,” demanded Mutharika.
He further told people in the district that his government shall also introduce hi-tech rice production initiatives that will boost production of the crop in Chitipa.
The DPP leader is visiting the Northern Region and his Chitipa whistle-stop tour started took him to Nthalire, Wenya, Kapoka and Chitipa Boma.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :