President Joyce Banda, taking another leg of her public assignments, was in Mulanje Central this on Wednesday where she regretted the quality of their parliamentary representation and recommended to them the correct material that will bring the missing difference to the area.
Addressing yet another overflowing gathering at Chisitu Primary School Ground, President Banda advised Malawians against voting for people who are not endowed with the possession of penetration and depth on issues if their areas are to develop.
“This area has descended in terms of development and is hurtling into the abyss of things because during the last parliamentary elections you were misled into electing someone who has a toddler [Kondwani Nankhumwa, DPP] understanding of what it takes to develop an area,” advised President Banda to the cheering of an approving crowd.
The previous Member of Parliament under whose terms the constituency almost choked with development, Brown Mpinganjira, is a founder and active member of the governing People’s Party. He has not hidden his desire to run next year.
“If Hon. Mpinganjira wins during the primaries to run for this parliamentary seat don’t even ask me whether I will associate with it. It goes without saying, if it was all in my hands I would say he should be your next MP because I know his abilities,” said President Banda to thunderous cheers.
President Banda said Malawians had all the reasons to associate and support the PP administration into the future because of the solid foundation that she has laid during the past 12 months she has been in office.
Coming into office when the image of the country was bleeding from the self inflicted wounds of bad governance and human rights abuses, President Banda told the crowd that Malawi’s face has been restored and is getting polished by each passing day.
The fences between Malawi and her neighbours on one hand and her overseas friends and development partners on the other, which had been fallen due to non adherence to etiquette rhyming with any kind of diplomatic relationship, have been raised again, President Banda told the engaged crowd.
President Banda said she will consolidate on the gains of the past year by continuing with, and introducing more, programmes that would change the social and economic postures of her people’s lives.
In this regard, she told the crowd that she is working extremely hard to mobilize resources and the capacities of the country and its friends to eliminate maternal deaths and condemn them into total extinction through the safe motherhood initiative whose engines are already firing in full swing.
“To continue to allow deaths of our mothers as they are trying to be conduits of the blessing of life is depressing and unacceptable,” said President Banda poignantly.
Realizing the challenges the people are facing and demonstrating the fact that she is spending sleeping nights and distressing days, President Banda said she decided to introduce the One Cow One Village Initiative with the assured hope that the needed difference will be realized in the recipient households and passed on to the next ones.
“I am not saying this is enough. I am the first to know more needs to be done. But taking the first step is better than taking none at all,” she explained.
In the middle rounds of applause, President Banda assured the people that her administration will continue with the social safety net programmes as a cushion against the effects of the devaluation and floatation of the currency, decisions she had to take as a necessary evil to redeem the economy in the medium and long term.
30 cows were distributed to 30 beneficiaries at Chisitu. A representative of the beneficiaries thanked the President for the cows, explaining they will go a long way to improving their social and economic status.
Others who spoke at the rally included Agriculture Minister Professor Peter Mwanza, Transport Minister and PP Vice President (Administration) Muhammad Sidik Mia, PP National Director of Women, Clara Makungwa and Traditional Authority Chikumbu.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :