Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice president Richard Msowoya has urged Malawians to vote for his party in May 20 elections, saying the polling is an opportunity for people to reject the culture of wrongful self-enrichment by political leaders.
Msowoya speaking in a brief closing remarks during The Question Time live debate of Vice Presidential nominees aired on Zodiak Broadcasting Services Saturday night, pledged MCP will lead a peaceful, prosperous, democratic and united Malawi.
“We want to change the way people are governed and serve the citizens diligently,” said Msowoya.
Msowoya said currently Malawi is “going in the wrong direction” and that May 20 is an opportunity to “reject” greedy leaders.
“We face a very big choice – what kind of country are we going to be?” he said.
During the debate Msowoya attributed the collapse of social services including medication drug shortage in public hospital due to the cash leak at Capital Hill which he called it in Chichewa as kusolola.
He said MCP will change the procurement system to curb corruption, saying the office of the Director of Public Procurement will be protected by the law to avoid political manipulation.
“The problem today is that the executive and party leaders influence the procurement officers on who should supply good or not,” he said.
Msowoya said self-enrichment is encouraged when the leaders are not transparent and accountable.
When ruling People’s Party running mate Sosten Gwengwe mentioned that his party’s slogan is “power to the people” and that whenever the Joyce Banda administration will be performing unsatisfactory, the people will have the power to act, Msowoya countered that.
He said: “The party does not give power to the people. Malawians have the power through the constitution. They are the ones who give power to the leaders they elect.”
Msowoya said when the government has breached people’s trust, Malawians have a route through the provision of the constitution to unseat their leaders in a due process of the law such as impeachment, saying MCP will allow all the laws to be respected and applied not selectively.
He also said MCP will work on non-partisan civil service where people will be promoted and employed on merit,
The MCP veep said May 20 vote will be a choice between a bleak yesterday and a better tomorrow, between revival and retrogression.
Msowoya said Malawians should allow this country to move forward by voting for MCP.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :