Mutharika says DPP- UDF union ‘forever’, blue and yellow will be on same cloth

President Peter Mutharika has said time will soon come when the blue clour that defines his ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  and yellow for  the United Democrtaic Front (UDF)  will be on the same cloth as the two parties relationship  will “never end.”

President Mutharika and Lands Minister Atupele: Agenda for Malawi development

President Prof Mutharika greets former president Muluzi

The newly elevated Paramount Chief kawinga seated centre.Pic-Francis Mphweya-Mana

The President made the remarks in Machinga when he elevated Senior Chief Kawinga to Paramount Chief of the Yao tribe at his Nanyumbu Headquarters where DPP, UDF and chieftaincy colours decorated the event.

“ I am very happy to see blue and yellow at the same place like this. This is very exciting. Next time it will juts be one blue and yellow cloth, not on two different pieces of cloth but on one cloth,” said President Mutharika.

Mutharika hired UDF president Atupele Austin Muluzi in his lean cabinet and  since then two parties have been working together as an alliance in parliament.

The Head of State  described Atupele Muluzi as an intelligent and “well- behaved young man”.

He said the young Muluzi, son of former president Bakili Muluzi, is willing to work with Mutharika and his administration with a passion of developing the country “unlike other mischievious young men.”

Mutharika said he was pleased that the DPP and UDF working relationshop continues to grow from strength to strength.

“This relationship will never end,” declared President Mutharika. “It will continue from 2014, 2019, 2024, 2038 and thereafter.”

Mutharika then urged Yaos to support the paramount chief to advance developmental projects government has earmarked for the Eastern Region.

President Mutharika said the Social Cash Transfer programme, MASAF 4 projects and the just ended food distribution implemented under his leadership have assisted people especially poor Malawians to survive from hunger, hence fulfilled his promise of ‘no one to die of hunger’.

He assured Malawians that his government would continue supporting them with different interventions as one way of reducing poverty.

Mutharika then advised Malawians not to sell their harvests to vendors especially maize, but to Admarc which will buy them at a good price.

Machinga East member of Parliament Esther Jolobala (UDF) asked government to construct roads in Nampeya, Chikwamba and Ngokwe areas.

Jolobala commended government for its efforts to promote chief Kawinga to Paramount Chief of Yao tribe.

Jolobala said the President was indeed fulfilling his promise of promotion of different cultures and working together with all tribes without favour.

She also thanked government for addressing issues of attacking, exhuming and killing of people with albinism by tightening security in all corners of the country.

‘’We people of Machinga want to commend you for your effort to tighten security against attacking, exhuming and killing of persons with albinism which were rampant here as you are aware that Machinga is one of the districts which has high population of people with albinism and also where more cases were registered,” she said.

A representative from the royal family, Dr. Allan Chilimba said elevation of Paramount chief Kawinga by the President was a timely testimony that his leadership puts chiefs at heart.

‘’Elevation of Paramount Chief Kawinga as a Yao tribe leader will indeed address some of the challenges the Yao tribe has been facing before, because they will be speaking with one voice,” he said.

The newly elevated Paramount Chief Kawinga was born in 1957 and has served as Group Village Headman Mitusi from 1987-2000, Sub Traditional Authority Nkoola from 2000-2011, Traditional Authority Mlomba from 2011-2013 and as Senior Chief Kawinga from 2014 up to the time he was approved by the State President to be elevated to Paramount chief early this year.

He is a new Yao Paramount Chief in Malawi which originated from Mozambique between two rivers of Lujenda and Luvuma.

 

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17 thoughts on “Mutharika says DPP- UDF union ‘forever’, blue and yellow will be on same cloth”

  1. mtete says:

    End of the road for UDF. i intelligent people, like Lucius, should head to MCP. Anyone associating with DPP is a potential thief or condones corruption.

  2. NOXY says:

    Mutharika is right.Atupele is indeed a well behaved and very intelligent youngman.Atupele is cool and non violent.

  3. gwape says:

    The prophesy of Atcheya is coming to fruition – Zipani kutha ngati makatani. If this is UDF’s exit strategy from the national politics then it goes without saying that the once formidable ruling party has died an accelerated death. Supporters have been left destitute.

  4. MANYI says:

    Dear dpp udf

    Mwayamba za umuyaya ??

    A ngwazi zinakanika

    ATCHEYA ZINAKANIKA

    A BINGU ZINAKANIKA

    AMAYI ZINAKANIKA

    KU GAMBIA ZINAKANIKA

    OK POTI NDINUYO !!

  5. Zachamba says:

    Ngati MCP ndi AFORD sangwirazana dziko lidzalowa chisilamu…of which we dont want asilam please… Malawi dont make mistake…tidzalira tili ndi president who was rejected..koma adabera this time around is not happening…

  6. Leo says:

    Zili Bwino Basi

  7. phyokawaka says:

    soldier is soldier and will remain soldier that ican asure you whether they try to buy him or not he will keep his principal of saving people in his heart always. komatso a dpp asamalire kuchitekete he is having his plans of taking what he gv to his fellow long time ago

  8. Ndale says:

    Atupele running mate shaaa

  9. The Partriot says:

    In 2009 Muluzi senior said” Chubu chimene ndinapopa ndidzaphwesa ndekha!”
    The Mutharikas got the Presidence from Muluzi….without Muluzi appointing the late Bingu….no Mutharika would have been President.
    The political engineer in Muluzi will not rest until he gets the Presidence back……to his son!
    Amangwetu kumaiwonera patali!!

  10. Chingondo says:

    Nbuzi zokhazokha

  11. santana says:

    UDF can comfortably work with DPP than MCP. Senior Muluzi tried to direct UDF voters to MCP in 2009 but the voters gave him a cold sholder. Whether Lucius likes it or not UDF as a party is very closer to DPP than any other party. So the soldier has just isolated himself because of being big hearted.

  12. kalongonda says:

    That’s a good.UDPPF woyeeeeeee

    1. Emmanuel says:

      Aash a James, me at a bank ndale inu? Atupere wants what belong to his Father Bakili, it is a matter of time, just wait and see.

  13. Mmalawi says:

    Hoooo UDF ija. kodi mwaiwala kuti DPP idachita kusiya UDF? Bingu adaba udindo nkukayambitsa chipani chake. Senior Muluzi adalusa kwambiri. Iwe Atupele walakwitsa kooopsa.

  14. Natty Prnce says:

    Mbalame zamawanga amodzi.

  15. Trendex says:

    WHERE WILL LUCIUS BANDA GO? DOES IT MEAN UDF WILL NOT FEATURE CANDIDATE ON PRESIDENTIAL TICKET COME 2019? UDF SHOULD LEARN FROM THE THEORY OF POLITICAL SCAFFOLD.

    1. Emmanuel says:

      No my brother, UDF is doing politics at its best level. DPP stole the powers from UDF to govern this country; now UDF has to use ‘knife under a mat’ to get it back.

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