Kaliati says central region no longer MCP stronghold: ‘DPP making inroads’

Minister of Information, communication, technology and civic education Patricia Kaliati has said the central region is no longer Malawi Congress Party (MCP) stronghold saying more people are now supporting the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) due to its programmes supporting the poor.

Kaliati addressing people Pic Sarah Munthali.

Kaliati addressing people Pic Sarah Munthali.

Kaliati at the meeting

Kaliati at the meeting

Kaliati made the remarks at Mchinji Community ground on Friday when she addressed a public meeting.

She said gone are the days when people in the region were supporting the MCP by virtue of the party being founded by late Kamuzu Banda, who was from the central region.

“Most people in the region are now appreciating the DPP led government programmes targeting the poor such as the social cash transfer and Malata subsidy programmes which has improved people’s lives,” she said

Kaliati then called on people of Mchinji West constituency to vote for a DPP candidate in the forthcoming Mchinji West parliamentary by elections to ensure they benefit more from the government.

“This is your only chance to show your support to the ruling government by voting for a DPP parliamentarian,” she said, adding, “ time for politics was over.

The minister also called on DPP party leaders in the district not to impose candidates on the people but wait for primary elections where people would choose the person they want to represent the party.

Speaking during the same meeting, Senior Group Village Headman Mgulula said Mchinji west which includes Mchinji Central Business area is under developed, therefore needs more development programmes.

He said the area lacks water and asked government to consider constructing dams to boost irrigation farming.

Mchinji West constituency fell vacant when the former MCP parliamentarian Billy Kanjira Banda died in March this year.

The DPP is yet to hold primaries for the constituency but top aspiring candidates for the party include Lonzoe Zimba President of Malawi professional Boxing control Board.

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Yes, if you want to lose your money and land Central Region, vote DPP. Look how successful the southern region is. Look out Northern Region, they’re coming for you next. Job not done until everyone is completely screwed. woyee!!


Yap, and soon as they get those votes, they are selling the central region land to foreign investors!!!


Better yet, once they get those votes, they will give some central region land to Madonna so she can build some cult temples…


When will this woman, paid to lead the country, do her job and develop it? She only seems to use her voice for politics!

chief activist

madam akwen y dint yu just adress what you had for the mchinj people rather than mentioning mcp,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,are yu afraid of MCP

Petre Mathanyula.

Mai Chidole just shut up. Who do you want to fool??? You thieves from South. Do not think you can win a by-election in Mchinji because the constituency clearly belongs to MCP and no one can dispute that. We do not want killers and thieves to win again.

The Patriot

Its good to see political rallies without violence, keep it up people from Mchinji! I hope people from DPP stronghold of Lhomwd belt will emulate this good example, when PP or MCP hold rallies in Mulanje or Thyolo there should be no violence as well….


So you say leaders must never impose candidates on the people contrary to exactly what you and your husband did to Mulanje Pasani Constituency where you imposed your husband to the people.Your husband played a trick which if you try to do it again in 2019, you will find yourself putting on black clothes that year. People are ready to revenge Tshwane style if you dare do that nonsense again.

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