Mutharika says DPP resurrecting what MCP labelled as ‘Dead North’

President Peter Mutharika has  said Northern Region could have been by far one of the most developed locations in Malawi had previous ruling parties handled region the way Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) does.

President Peter Mutharika confers with the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima during the developmental rally at Chibavi Primary School ground in Mzuzu (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika confers with the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima during the developmental rally at Chibavi Primary School ground in Mzuzu (C)Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is welcomed by members of Democratic Progressive Party in the Northen region (C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is welcomed by members of Democratic Progressive Party in the Northen region (C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is met by the member of parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency Hon.Leonard Njikho on arrival at Chibavi ground in Mzuzu on Wednesday (C) Stanley Makuti

President Peter Mutharika is met by the member of parliament for Mzuzu City Constituency Hon.Leonard Njikho on arrival at Chibavi ground in Mzuzu on Wednesday (C) Stanley Makuti

Some of members of Democratic Progressive Party present at the rally (C) Stanley Makuti

Some of members of Democratic Progressive Party present at the rally (C) Stanley Makuti

Mutharika told people of the Northern Region during a political rally he held at Chibavi in Mzuzu city.

The President had no kind words for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which ruled Malawi for 30 years but abandoned the North when it came to development.

“One of my assignments during this tour was to deliver the new Reserve Bank branch here in Mzuzu. Just look how imposing it is. And imagine if we had only 10 of those buildings here in Mzuzu. Imagine if the Malawi Congress Party had plans for this region and started building like us. Unfortunately, the MCP had branded this area the ‘dead north!” said the President.

President Mutharika pointed out some of the major developments the DPP has done and plans to do in the foreseeable future.

Besides the new Reserve Bank building the DPP has also delivered to the region Karonga-Chitipa Road, Nkhatabay District Hospital, Mzuzu-Nkhatabay Road, Jenda- Edingeni Road, Njakwa Road.

Other developments on the cards in the North are Karonga- Songwe Road, Mombera University and refurbishment of Mzuzu Airport.

In his speech,  Mutharika advised politicians in the country to refrain from political confrontation but unite and generate ideas to develop Malawi.

He rejected  criticism from some opposition leaders who claim  the DPP government is doing nothing to boost the country’s economy, challenging critics to bring forward economic solutions and development ideas rather than dwelling on political confrontation.

“Government has been successful in facilitating and improving development in this country. This is not time for politics, and I urge everyone to put their political differences aside and reflect on what’s on the ground,” Mutharika advised.

Mutharika said government alone cannot attain economic growth, therefore, he challenged the opposition and other stakeholders to offer alternative solutions to problems facing this country, instead of playing blame-game.

“If government’s programs and policies are not working, then provide alternatives,” he challenged.

Earlier, Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V did not mince words but expressed his satisfaction with government’s commitment to develop Northern Region.

“Government has been responsive as witnessed by some road projects and other developments being carried out in the region, and we’re assured more is coming,” said the Mzimba Ngoni Chief.

During the function, four Peoples Party (PP) councillors and former General Secretary for Umodzi Party, Raymond Nkhata, defected from their respective parties to the ruling DPP.

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Monrovia
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Monrovia
3 months 29 days ago
Somebody says Bakili opened Mzuzu University. Wrong! He turned Mzuzu TTC into something like a university. Now it has metamorphosised into a university. The truth can’t be hidden. Peter is just saying what Kamuzu was saying about the North. He said it was “Dead North”. It’s not Peter who said that. Was he? By the way, what was Mzuzu looking like before DPP came to power? Enanu ndinu ana zedi mulibe poyerekezera ndaona. Tangodikirani muone mmene DPP itukulire ku Mpoto. If you compare ten years of DPP (8+2) and 30 years of MCP, which year segment has seen unprecedented development?… Read more »
Paradigm Shift
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Paradigm Shift
3 months 29 days ago
Truth to be told Reserve bank & Nkhatabay hospital are works of others not the current leadership now 2 years in government with nothing to show for and moving into 3rd year with unstable economy. Next stop will be the new stadium in Lilongwe which JB established with tussles of relocation to the south. APM is yet to deliver his own exploits not the hard work of others & bragging plus castigation of other political rivals not acceptable. We now witnessing very greedy politicians from the North parading with APM government to feed their selfish bellies at the expense of… Read more »
jESPAS
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jESPAS
3 months 29 days ago

This is another bedtime story and he is telling it to his handclapping children so that they dont wake up. He is sleeping in Mzuzu, right? in by house constructed by Kamuzu of MCP. He travelled to Mzuzu by a tarmac road and then proceeded to Karonga in the same road constructed by MCP. His Ministers are all lodging at Mzuzu hotel constructed by DPP?

Jelbin Makamo
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Jelbin Makamo
3 months 30 days ago
The Karonga Chiyipa road was started by Kamuzu,Muluzi only sung a song about China constructing it and DPP continued and PP continued then DPP finished. Tell this President that it was not the dpp idea to have that road I don’t blame him because he was not in Malawi by then. Matchona are like that they think in the past always. Tell him that auction flows, Mzuzu central hospital, Mzuzu university where he went and donated money because he was afraid Bushiri would be stealing the show all these were not brought to the north by the thuggish dpp. There… Read more »
mzuza anthu
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3 months 30 days ago

Remember it DPP that killed people on july 20 in mzuzu.How can the voters forget this?

Northern Analyst
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Northern Analyst
3 months 30 days ago
The pains that DPP and the Muthalikas have so far inflicted on Northerners; (i) Introduced the tribe based quota systems and made the situation worse when late Bingu arrogantly and regionalistically defended the system in November 2011 openly against Northerners. (ii) Denied the most competent Finance Minister in Africa then, Honourable Goodal Gondwe to be late Bingu’s Presidential running mate in 2009 General Elections just because he was a Northerner instead opted for the clueless and wamandazi fellow Southerner, Joyce Banda.It was too painful then because Bakili Muluzi also avoid the most effective Minister during his era, late Aleke Banda… Read more »
Solobala
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Solobala
3 months 30 days ago

The road you have used from state house to Karonga, who constructed it? the Mzuzu state lodge you are sleeping in who constructed it, the moyale barracks,police,roads govt institutions and schools talk of housing houses hahaha

mwahenga
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mwahenga
3 months 30 days ago

Mzuzu requires a modern airport not refurbishing the old one. How can you have a city without an airport.

CHIEF KAPOLOMA
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CHIEF KAPOLOMA
3 months 30 days ago

When billy Mayaya called you a headless chicken i now do understand….which is more importanter pakati pa Chipatala and Reserve Bank ????? demeti zako

Kaitano
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Kaitano
3 months 30 days ago

Bwana Pulezidenti wa ku Malawi,Mzuzu mukuyiona chonchoyo zimenezo ndinthawi ya MCP.
Ndikanakonda kuti mwina mukanamalozako ache Bakili mwina ndi Olongo wanuwa pamenepo tinva.
Mkulu wanu anthu anayamba kumuyitanila dzina loti Ngwanzi kaya anakuuzani zifukwa zake kaya?
Ndaima pomwepo.

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