Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Francis Kasaila, who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs , has openly revealed that Malawi will never adopt any universal subsidy programme as long as the DPP is in power.
Kasaila said Malawi is a poor country that generate its revenues through collecting taxes from Malawians and there is no way it can involve itself on universal subsidy programmes.
He was speaking inside Zodiak Radio’s Tiuzeni Zoona talk show on Sunday.
According to the DPP Spokesperson, even developed countries they don’t practice universal subsidy programmes.
“As DPP we will make sure that we use targetted subsidy programmes because our aim is to help poor people who are really in need and even the Bible tells us that we help the needy” said Katsaira in referring to the Fertilizer Subsidy as well as Malata and Cement Housing Programmes.
He further assured Malawians that the DPP government will continue distributing food to vulnerable Malawians who cannot manage to purchase staple food-maize at the commercial markets.
Kasaila therefore urged Malawians to continue supporting developmental programmes his party is implementing claiming it is the only party which has a vision and a heart to serve Malawians unlike other parties who are good at making noise only to disturb Malawians.
The DPP spokesman also took time to comment on the recent by-elections which the rulling party instead of sweepimg all the seats, they only managed win two.
He said this is not a cause for worry as it will change nothing until 2019.
“We are not worried it is just they have returned what they already had,” he said.
He also mocked opposition parties particularly Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to stop celebrating by-elections victory as if they have won presidential elections that will take them into government.
Kasaila however admitted the by-elections have given them a food for thought and revealed the party is still reviewing the elections to find out the best way to improve its strength by 2019.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) held by-elections to elect new Ward Councillors an a parliamenterian in five constituencies namely Kaliyeka in Lilongwe City South East, Sadzi Ward in Zomba Central, Bunda Ward in Kasungu Municipal Council and Bembeke Ward in Dedza South Constituency.
In Mchinji West, the electoral body held a parliamentary by-election to fill the vacant post left by an MCP legislature Billy Kanjira Banda who died on 13th March 2016.
Ward Councillors for Sadzi Davison Namonde and Maria Mponda for Kaliyeka also died while serving while Dave Lingalawe for Bembeke was convicted.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :