Mutharika begs for more time to develop Malawi ‘beyond recognition’: Says it took 15 years for Kagame to improve Rwanda

President Peter Mutharika has asked Malawians to be patient with him, saying it took 15 years for Rwanda President to put his country where it is now.

President Peter Mutharika speaks to flood victims at Mwangwela Village at Kakoma School in Karonga District (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika speaks to flood victims at Mwangwela Village at Kakoma School in Karonga District (C)Stanley Makuti

APM meets peope of Karonga

APM meets people of Karonga

”In two years time, Malawi will not be where it is today and by the time I leave office in 2024, Malawi will be developed beyond recognition,” he said.

He was speaking on Friday in Karonga when he visited people hit by floods.

He said all development projects in the north would be undertaken, saying the Livingstonia-Njakwa road construction will start soon.

Mutharika told Malawians to ignore the opposition saying they have nothing to offer Malawians.

He said the opposition were bent at confusing Malawians, saying most of political parties are now closing shop.

“They should just come and join us, we should just be one party although I don’t like one party system, good bye orange,” said Mutharika mocking the third largest political party in Parliament, the Peoples Party.

He said he came to power because of the will of Malawians and the will of God and urged Malawians to walk with him until they reach the promised land.

He then officially opened  the Karonga-Chitipa road  renamed to Bingu Highway.

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21 thoughts on “Mutharika begs for more time to develop Malawi ‘beyond recognition’: Says it took 15 years for Kagame to improve Rwanda”

  1. Winston Msowoya says:

    Peter,you do not compare yourself with Paul Kagame in a sense that he is a dedicated and patriotic leader.It could be tragically impossible for a leader of your characters to drive a country which was brutally devastated by genocidal war never seen in novel history of our continent,to prosperity and stability.On his speech,after defeating the marauding Hutus militarily,Kagame warned his people of the dangers of TRIBALISM which of course is a scourge of Africa.Peter,since you and your corrupt and tribalistic brother Bingu voted into powers erroneously of course,tribalism has reached its apogee and you do not warn your people to desist from the most desastrous man-made failures.As such, no government on earth would hasten economic and political stability worse still,corruption is endemic and no sign of capitulation.So,there is a big difference between you and Kagame.You are not committed to tackle corruption head on,because corruption is the deadliest foe of the nation’s economy.Peter,we are not ready to wait for another two years to see vibrant economy because Rwanda is not Malawi,we have not fought any war since independence in 52 years.You have yourself to blame due to maladroit and cluelessness.Unless you change your style of leadership,Malawi’s economy,will remain at the bottom in Southern Africa for a long time to come.Good luck!!!

  2. mona says:

    With APM we should forget development the guy is a devil who only came to kill, steal our taxes and destroy our economy. I wonder why he is still president this man is empty

  3. Political Analyts says:

    Peter Muthalika cannot be compared to Paul Kagame in a number of ways:
    (i) Kagame is serious about the fight against corruption unlike Peter who has made Bakili Muluzi who is facing corruption charges his political bed fellow or whatever adjectives one can use.There is little progress on the over 7 years old Bakili Muluzi MK1.7 billion donor money fraud and corruption case.Government pressure on the lead prosecutor and ACB Deputy Director General Reyneck Matemba led to his dramatic rescusal thereby delaying the case even further and bringing the Peter Muthalika administrations seriousness about the fight against corruption into question ;
    (ii) while Kagame has proved to be sharp thinker,serious and with attention to standards, Peter is the opposite, despite being a professor he has proved to be a slow thinker and sleepy, he took time to appoint cabinet ministers in 2014 only to have the usual and familiar faces, the Kaliatis in his cabinet,Peter was sleeping on his job as Minister of Education during Bingu’s era while UNIMA remained closed for months due to accadamic freedom saga.One cannot achieve big results having George Chaponda as Minister responsible for the key Ministry of Agriculture,Kaliati, the former Nkando primary school teacher at Information. Peter has proved to be the most tribalistic Malawi Presidents, as a result, he fails to apply standards because of promotion of open lomwelisation policy, unproductive fellow tribesmen have surrounded him and are all over occupying key Government positions unlike Paul Kagame. Nanga abale! Palinzeru poti Professor President pomakasegulira msewu woti President wakale Joyce Banda anasegulira kale mu 2013 ndiponso kumakatchula msewowo dzina la achimwene;
    (iii) Age is catching up with Peter to the extent that 2024 is very far “ngati ayamba kale kumagwa pagulu” now in 2016 what about 2020. Chakwera is younger and sharper so we will make sure that in 2019 Peter must be voted out of office, akapume, ndalama za misonkho yathu asamangodya a Muthalika iyayi.

  4. Vilakagwentha says:

    Opposition just accusing but not providing solutiond

    1. kamsikiri says:

      are you serious? you want solutions from opposition meaning you do not have solution?

  5. MALAWI says:

    This president is taking Malawians for fool.

  6. Eisdom says:

    Bingu had a clear vision for Malawi. Infraustrcture development and food and social security. He delivered. I miss Bingu.

  7. Wishful Thinking says:

    Why are you failing to pursue JB if you want to deal with corruption. In Rwanda they have set themselves standards which they are meeting. The police force is decent. In our country the police bed with thieves. The amount of aid we received while your brother was a leader most of it can not be accounted for. Come on Peter people like you who have lived in western democracies should bring something appetizing on the table yet it looks like it is an ordinary villager who is in charge. Really?

  8. The Analyst says:

    O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    The Kagame you are talking about had a vision for his country. Among others . . .
    . . . he had in place targets and timeline within which to attain them.
    . . . he had in place a performance assessment for his ministers and those that failed to deliver, were fired forthwith.
    . . . he revamped the civil service and motivated the civil servants hence improved efficiency.
    . . . he tightened national security and foreign direct investment flew to Rwanda effortlessly.
    . . . he intensified the fight again corruption, not just talking as you, APM, do; but really doing it.
    No wonder after a few years, Rwanda began to be looked at, as a model
    ……………………………………………………………
    Now . . .
    . . . if you look at yourself, what is it that you have done thus far?; if not next to nothing?
    Ok, perhaps, 2 years is too short a period, for some people to do anything,
    . . . but as a country; what plan do we have in place to guide us on where we are heading to?
    . . . what are the targets that need to be attained in the next 3 or 5 years? We have none!
    . . . Tsono, how do you expect to develop when you have no measurable developmental targets in place?
    . . . How do we get what we dont even know (what we want)?
    . . . How do we get where we dont even know (where we are goin)?
    For instance . . .
    . . . How will you assure safety of investor-property when you cant protect lives – albinos?
    . . . How do you expect to move forward when you have a lawyer for Minister of Agriculture, e.t.c? What happened to matching skill/expertise with ministerial requirements?
    Trust me, this country is going nowhere. With this chaos you (APM) have thus far demonstrated! And no any telabyte of time can help you APM if your mind and actions continue to be this chaotic.
    …………………………………………………………….
    Look at Magufuli . . .
    . . . Within a week of his presidency, he introduced tangible reforms in his country.
    Simply put – You dont need a long time to develop a country or change people’s mindset. This is the Magufuli story. And you need to first know what you want before getting it, and where you are going before getting there. This is the Kagame story.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

    1. Generation of vipers says:

      Apatu analyst wabaya, ofunikatu ka special column on this online edition, specially dedicated to the analyst

      1. The Analyst says:

        Kkk, will give it a try, some day.

    2. Najere Chitekwe says:

      I agree with you analyst. A president who appoints his cabinet based on allegiance ‘atandimanga awa sanandisiye’ can not develop a country.Over 50% of his cabinet is composed of people who are tired and sit in ministerial office just to make the ends meet. With Gondwe, Kalirani, Kaliati, Chaponda etc mmmm further outlook, thundery showers of economic hardships will persist

  9. Nabanda says:

    To hell Peter! Anyone for votes for this stupid man again is an idiot.

  10. agedi says:

    Muthalika whatever ur name is, I hate to do this every time butbi have to: u got no leadership quality. U cant lead. U are another idiot who came to fool ur stupid followers. Clueless, no vision no direction. Youre a shame to Africa. Go pls go

  11. Modicai Longwe says:

    Mr. President when your friend is on the driving seat that is when you feel all the bumps of the road. But if you are a driver you feel like all is well. Do not ask us to give you time until 2024. That is not possible. Do not even compare Malawi with Rwanda. In Rwanda there is no corruption like in Malawi.

    Just to take you back a bit. Remember what you did when Joice Banda was in power, did you give her time. You were on the fore front discrediting her so that you can become the president. The two years of her rule were better than the two years you have just accumulated.

    People will vote for you because of your performance. Do a better job and you will need not to worry the votes shall be yours.

  12. Baba says:

    What an idiot. How can he expect Malawi political parties to join DPP. I thought we are a democracy. Is he a real Professor or old age I’d catching up with him. Go back to school and learn what democracy is idiot

  13. Abonzi says:

    Ichinndichiyambi chofuna 3rd term, mwalawilira olo term imodzi siinathe

  14. Winston Msowoya says:

    Peter,it seems you are not informed of the current affairs of Africa.You cannot compare Rwanda with your corrupt regime.Kagame took over the country which was completely devastetated politically and economically through 100 days of vicious tribal war which is also looming in our country under your tribalistically motivated leadership.Malawi has been peaceful through its independence for 52 years,and yet the economy of the State is in shambles,shame.Accept it Peter,you are not qualified to lead,you are inept and aboveall a dangerous tribalist capable of fomenting political and economic disorder.Kagame’s country fell into unstoppable ruinous trend,his unwavering patriotism and charisma hastened the recovery of his country’s stability hence,his people enjoy the fruits of his competent leadership.The Hutus who are in majority killed a million Tutsi minority society,but Kagame and his minority Tutsis chose to forgive and forget and it astonishes me to see that my Region is hated and yet,no reaction from the head of State or condemnation atall against such egregious and dangerous trend.As a leader you are obliged to unite people and not divide them for your own politically directed interests.You and your evil brother,you have plunged our once respected and admired nation into political and economic quagmires.To some of us, will still call the road DUNDUZU CHISIZA ROAD!!!!!

    1. Anna Rutagengwaova says:

      Thank you Winston, you are very right on what you have written about Rwanda. I will just add that without Kagame’s Leadership, his charisma, clear road map for development, requested accountability of all people in gvnt (from minister to mayor of small villages), his ability to work on consensus with stakeholders, etc.. we will be not where we are today. And the hard journey is not finished. We are seeing that there is many other things to do for better future of our children. Rwandan are the decent people, those who perpetrate the crimes in 1994 have been mainly mislead-ed by the unscrupulous politicians. As the justice was done trough local Gacaca courts. after we didn’t have other choice than live together, work together for our country. Greetings from Kigali.

  15. Mathanyula says:

    Chindere chakufikapo

    1. Vilakagwentha says:

      Give Peter a chance

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