Let us be sacrificers, Mutharika tells DPP members at blue night

President Arthur Peter Mutharika who is also leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has advised party members to be responsible in all they do so that they serve Malawians efficiently in their role as a ruling party.

President Mutharika have a talk with Vice President Saulos Chilima at the DPP blue night

President Mutharika have a talk with Vice President Saulos Chilima at the DPP blue night

President Mutharika with DPP's Field Marshal Dr Ben Phiri

President Mutharika with DPP’s Field Marshal Dr Ben Phiri

Cross section of people who attended the DPP fundraiser at Sanjika Palace

Cross section of people who attended the DPP fundraiser at Sanjika Palace

Patrons at blue night

Patrons at blue night

Speaking in Blantyre on Friday during a Blue Night Dinner Dance at Sanjika Palace, the President noted that power should be cherished for service not prestige and status.

“Being a ruling party, being a party in power, demands responsibility and sacrifices,” he advised.

“Political power is a means for national development. Our final end is not to rule the country. Winning an election is not enough. Our ultimate goal is to develop this country. For this reason, we cannot aspire for power for prestige and status.

“Power is responsibility. Being a party in power is the highest national responsibility we must cherish,” he said.

He bemoaned the spirit of self centeredness that exists among some members in the party.

“This party has no place for people who just think of  ‘I, me and myself.’ We must be proud in sacrificing for our political cause. This party is us; and we are the party.”

He further reminded the gathering the role and the times in which the DPP exists as compared to previous ruling parties.

“The political mission of the Malawi Congress Party was to end colonialism and bring sovereign rule. The political mission of the United Democratic Front was to end dictatorship and bring democracy. Our political project is to develop this country.

“We are the hope of the people. That is why I urge you to adopt the spirit of self-sacrifice in serving the party,” said he.

He reiterated that the DPP is the only development conscious party in the country as evidenced by how it has transformed the Malawi in a short period of time.

Besides the many development projects that have already taken shape, it was also communicated during the function that President Mutharika will in the next three weeks undertake commissioning of three crucial projects in Water and Energy sectors.

These are the Kammwamba Coal Plant, Lake Malawi Water Supply and Mulanje Mountain Water Supply projects.

The dinner dance was organized to raise funds for party activities in the Southern Region.

It was attended by Vice President Saulos Chilima, DPP executive members, members of parliament and well wishers among others.

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14 thoughts on “Let us be sacrificers, Mutharika tells DPP members at blue night”

  1. santana says:

    Mr Kachikopa, let us face the truth. When people voted for DPP in 2014 they did not do so in thanks to APM but just to make their party back to power. They are happy that the party is now ruling. Kachikopa should know that majority of Malawians do not vote on principals. What they want is their party to be ruling, that is all. Looking at the November 1 by-elections we can see that the DPP is adding numbers in the centre while Chakwera is not even smelt in the South. Now tell me Kachikopa if the DPP is not winning in 2019 which party will make it, MCP? Make your assessment and tell me. Tiyeni tivomere kuti opposition mulibe m’mdziko muno and there is no strong party to challenge APM in 2019. That is why you want him dead before the elections.

  2. Fred says:

    I smell rotten rat in this party,no Wonder he speaks of sacrifice.
    Flip side:the mid night 9,wanted to sacrifice Peter s life.
    Downplayed the move.khanga zawona.Peter is still alive alas.
    This is the love the leader is advocating.
    Mr president, its time you put your house in order .
    Asaulosi adati,njoka saweta nyumba.
    This people will harm their leaders.thanks wapenya
    Nyumba iyi ikudotha.
    Sunami wasufukila nyumba iyi aliyense Ali pakalapaka,kubalalika
    Zikulosela kuluza 2019
    Put your house in order
    Some members deserve jail sentence.
    Some,a pits kumudzi akula
    Some,,rewrite their job description
    Somecease membership

  3. Hlengiwe says:

    Seriously blue night feast anzanu zoti magetsi amayaka tinayiwala….why can’t you organise an indaba for people to come up with ideas on how to deal with these ever ending black outs and water shortages…koma pa malawi

  4. Stupid santana and be humane welcome to a backing of a rotten dunderhead, a useless lidala

  5. Focus says:

    Just syphoning the money to go to party coffers, then you call fund raising.

    Chimanga mwakeza as a basic need, is that Development? You bought new cars on inflated prices and use to visit poor and hungry people, is that Development?

    When you get sick, you go to America for treatment, is that Development?

    All equipment for greenbelt is now in private hands at the expense of our people, our children and their becomes collateral for the loans acquired, is that Development?

    We see government resources in some cases are used to look after MG2s and MG3s, is that Development?

    Spent so much money kulemekeza maliro kuti anthu asakusekeni, it’s that Development?

    We have electricity from 10 pm to 4am every day, is that Development?Escom still give big tenders to source equipment and other resources, why? For what use? Is that Development?

  6. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Guess who is talking about sacrifice?
    . . . If people care to follow APM’s speeches (of course by reading, not listening), one thing is clear: APM is a good talker.
    . . . But if people just observe what APM does, another thing becomes even clearer: APM doesn’t do what he says/preaches. Nanga inu . . .
    . . . Is it not APM who accepted a K1bn approval (by the misguided MPs) for “his” new cars? What would a sacrificer (e.g Magufuli) do; if not reject and strongly speak against it?
    . . . Tell me if consistently taking the whole village to the UN Assembly is a show of sacrifice!
    . . . Are you sure you have a well-functioning nose if you smell sacrifice in APM’s glandour in chartering a plane just to receive a dubious honorary degree?
    ………………………………………………..
    Sadly,
    . . . People who speak one thing and do a completely different thing, are dangerous. And such, is the trait of many a Malawian.
    . . . .It’s just sad that some of us thought APM (being a wanderer in the U.S. and Malaw’s Head of State) would be different. Alas
    . . . As such, APM cannot be trusted with preaching the message of sacrifice coz not only does he, himself, not know or understand the meaning of “sacrifice” but he also thusly cant instill the same in his aids and confidants.
    . . . Coz more often than not, people care less about what you tell/advise them to be/do than what they see you do.
    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O

  7. bob says:

    UR CRYING FOR MALAWIANS BT UR NOT THERE U GOAT DOWN TEETH leave DPP alone

  8. winston msowoya says:

    Some of you what you are talking about you don’t even comprehend.It is lack of self esteem to regard STATE PALACES and things like that as DEVELOPMENT.in fact,the multitudes of hardships we are facing today,is attributed to Bands’s atrocious and misguided leadership worsened by the Muthalika dynasty.We have now reached a level of no return ,the leaders are in power to enrich themselves,their tribesmen and their blindfolded surrogates.Bingu and his brother after seeing political vacuum in the country,they rushed into the country to manipulate the mainstream politicians as they did to Muluzi when he campaigned for Bingu the rogue he had never seen bebore.It is lack of political knowledge that Malawians are tragically paying today.

  9. santana says:

    That is what we call mature speech. Iwe mtima pheee uzingodikira kupitiriza 2019. Enawa abalongolora nthawi nkumatha popanda chopindulira chipani chawo.

  10. wakwiya says:

    He talks of DDP is the only party of development. The things he is pointing or mentioning were already there. Wether it was UDF, or PP and MCP these projects were going to be there. What DDP did was to continue. Talk about development what has DDP developed when Majority of Malawians are suffering? No jobs no medicines corruption is very high among DDP members. Aid is cut because of DDP refusing to bring those members who stole during Bingu. APM was not in Malawi when Malawians fought for democracy. He is enjoying thanks for blood shed of Malawians who did not left or run away. Most development was
    done during MCP/Kamuzu. All state houses hospitals, roads. All projects are loans which poor tax payers will pay back to China and to him through Motal Engil, unless contractors and self enriching of Muntharikas. This man he only came to Malawi to get rich. His brother Bingu was better than him. Bingu died because of stress to fight for him to become president. The man is not a leader but a teacher. Malawians who have no education can not understand this or 5he difference between a teacher and a leader. Teachers are good to teach but not to lead. He is talking of status that is what he is using. He is a professor and now a president. He adds his status. That is what his brother and him wanted. After Kamuzu there have not been a leader who love the nation and people. Many who saw Kamuzu as bad leader now are experiencing and analysing what is wrong with dictatorship of Kamuzu and democracy of to Malawi to day. If Kamuzu wanted he could have handled the nation to Tembo but he knew Tembo. Different with Bingu he wanted his brother to take over. To take over the whole nation when u are not politic, is not good. APM is ruled by those followers who are there for their own benefi. He does not know who they are

  11. Elube says:

    A Nyasatimes and others please investigate. These fundraisers are used to symphon money from govt and parastatals to DPP, Ministries are required to buy seats for anyone from Director going up on govt budget and parastatals are expected to pay for board members and senior staff to attend these functions. This was happening in the time of Bingu, I can not believe that it is happening again. Please investigate and expose this high level corruption to raise money for DPP. Please help save Malawi, I cry for my beloved country!

    1. mbalewamungopark says:

      True. Check people who attended. Kuba

  12. Al-Fayeed says:

    Zamveka

    1. Abeat Minthu says:

      U are right. Infact it was APM who brought the idea as he was Bingu adviser. I remember banks used to get envelope to put money for their managers that was the same when calista was running her foundation. Most ministers dont like this because they have to contribute large sum of money. Asians are the victim of this funderar raising. If they dont they risk their businesses. It very difficult to not give. All this its APM who brought. Remember he said he Will take where his brother left. That is why Malawi and Malawi is contnuing to be punished by donors. It will continue If 2019 DDP continue.

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