Mutharika hits out at critics: ‘Too much envy in Malawi’

President Peter Mutharika has described as envy pieces of advice and criticisms from some sections of the society who fear the Malawi leader is increasingly becoming obstinate.

Ground breaking: Mutharika at Kasiya road

Ground breaking: Mutharika at Kasiya road

Mutharika lashes critics

Mutharika lashes critics

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony of the Lilongwe Old Airport, Kasiya-Santhe road project on Wednesday in the capital Lilongwe, Mutharika said Malawians should stop name calling if the country has to develop.

“There is too much envy in this country,” said Mutharika, conspicuously looking furious.

Mutharika has of late come under intense criticism for selling off the Malawi Saving Bank despite stiff opposition from most Malawians including politicians and civil rights groups.

The President has also been blamed for the sinking economy and his failure to take charge of the country.

Mutharika, 75, however said Malawians don’t love their country and urged them to be patriotic to their nation.

“My Government will leave no stone unturned in its efforts to fulfill its promises to Malawians,” said Mutharika.

Recently, State House threatened to drag former aide to late president Bingu wa Mutharika to court for his open criticism to Mutharika. The President has also sued Nyasa Times for defamation for reporting claims made by Ntata.

The President touted achievements of his administration since he took power a year ago and what his government intend to do in the next four years and according to the President these include;

  1. The reconstruction of the Mzuzu – Nkhatabay road. The identification of a contractor to carry out the works is at an advanced stage and works will start shortly. This road project has been financed by the African Development Bank;
  2. The reconstruction of the Liwonde – Mangochi road. The construction works will also start shortly this year with financing from the African Development Bank;
  3. Reconstruction of the M1 road from Karonga to Songwe border with financing from the World Bank.
  4. The completion of the Lumbadzi to Dowa Road with our own resources.

He said a number of feasibility studies will be done this year of several roads to prepare for eventual construction works in a few years’ time.

“Good roads improve the welfare of Malawians by providing improved accessibility and mobility and access to socio-economic activities and services,” stated Mutharika.

He said the development agenda of the DPP government is stated “very clearly” in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) which, among other priority areas has placed the development of road infrastructure as one of the priority areas in order to provide improved access and mobility for the people of Malawi especially those living in rural areas.

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fwago
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The westest. Pre ever b4

chiya
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If the roads fail, 2019 muli m’madzi, bola mukanakhala chete,nkumadzalonjeza 2019.

point Blank
Guest

Its envy when its not from your mouth? What were you doing with that poor woman president?

Rodgers Banda
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If the projects are marely to stop noise then this leader ‘s bubbling s will end into chaos.

Bob
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Most of the times BP,Cardiac arrest, hypertension etc. are of one’s creation. Why do you like attacking your political opponents. Nawonso akalankhula zainu mukomoke apa. This guy is poorly advised sure.

Hilda Mgoloka
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You pipo are just jealous He is the best president Malawi has ever had .I will give you reasons. 1.He is the only who has ascended into presidency as professor 2. only one who has been the best public speaker , an orator 3. Only one who dreamt of constructing a road to pass in Chakwera’s area 4 only one who has initiated village technical colleges 5 Only one who has named the Zambian president , the president of the republic of Malawi 6. the only who came up with a brilliant idea of selling the MS Bank 7 the… Read more »
malume
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ndale za ku malawi ndiye zimenezo, kunyoza msogoleri ndiye timatha.Taikaponi msogoleri yemwe mukufunayo, amalawi tinatani sitingatengere zisanzo za maiko aanzanthu,akasankha msogoleri basi ndale zaima kufikira nthawi ya kampeni koma kuno timaganiza zochosa msogoleri pampando zomwe ndi zosatheka ndipo sizizatheka.

Muhekere wa Muhekere
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Ntcheu people have always voted for DPP but have not benefited anything from this Muhlakho led government yet althrough we have been told to vote for them to get development projects. For how long are we going to wait for the Tsangano-Neno-mwanza road??? Look at Ntcheu district headquarters. It is as it was. If it were not for Kamuzu’s M1 and Lakeshore roads, where would Ntcheu be. Wake up anthu a ku Mangoni!!!!!!!! Njoka saweta.

Bwampini kusokosa
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Can’t somebody shoot this dumbest of them all we have had

development conscious
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development conscious

Despite Barrack Obama of lecturing them at OAU about how crap these African leaders,palibe hatolapo kanthu Pitala wathuyu.Please Pitala prove yourself to Malawians that you can do something,than being noisy for nothing.This useless noise of yours will not develop Malawi.

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