Malawians are fed up, says UP president Chisi

Professor John Chisi, leader of the newly formed Umodzi Party (UP) says Malawi is losing direction and that people in this country are fed up with the leadership style.

Chisi was speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times following his whistle-stop tour of Bvumbwe, Thyolo and Chiradzulu districts in the southern region over the weekend.

He said with the current problems the country is facing, Malawians want change and a new visionary leader who will offer the nation new things.

“Everyone in Malawi is fed up. People want to see new things,” he said. “Malawians want a leader with vision.”

Chisi: Addressing a rally

The UP leader claimed the people of Malawi have reached a point where they don’t know which direction the country is heading to.

Said Chisi: “People don’t know who to trust and who not to trust anymore because everyone is failing them. Umodzi Party is bringing a different approach which is comprehensive; we have solutions to the problems.”

UP is one of the parties which is expected to compete in the country’s 2014 tripartite elections, and Chisi said once voted into government, his party will bring the change Malawians are looking for.

The University of Malawi professor mentioned quality education, employment and industrialization as his party’s key areas of focus.

“I have been a University lecturer and I joined politics to be part of the solutions Malawi is looking for. Our party will create employment for all Malawians and education for all, no matter where one is from, whether rich or poor.

“We will empower Malawians to establish factories and Umodzi Party will create numerous billionaires in this country,” said Chisi. “We are destined to transformation and Malawi will be the pride of Africa.”

He however called on the people of Malawi to recognize UP and work with the party to transform the nation.

“It is us the people of Malawi who can bring change. God has entrusted us and we need to hold hands to develop the nation,” he said.

Speaking further, the professor said as a party, it was pleasing to see that UP was gaining grounds and the support which the party was receiving was satisfactory.

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