Mutharika says Malawi moving towards ‘a better life for all’: Blasts lazy bones, cashgaters

Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Monday 6 July, Independence Day, called for “patriotism, integrity and hard work”, saying they are three pillars his government plans to utilize to ensure progress of the country’s development.

President Peter Mutharika inspects guard of honour by Malawi army-Pic byFrancis-Mphweya

President Peter Mutharika inspects guard of honour by Malawi army-Pic byFrancis-Mphweya

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima welcomes the Vice President of Kenya William Ruto on arrival at Kamuzu Stadium-Pic by Francis Mphweya

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima welcomes the Vice President of Kenya William Ruto on arrival at Kamuzu Stadium-Pic by Francis Mphweya

Part of the people present during the Independence day at Kamuzu Stadium-Pic by  Francis-Mphweya

Part of the people present during the Independence day at Kamuzu Stadium-Pic by Francis-Mphweya

Speaking when the country celebrated 51 years of independence at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre Monday, Mutharika said Malawi has achieved a lot in the last 51 years of independence from Britain, but noted it has been “slow progress.”

President Mutharika said Malawi is now undergoing “exciting times”, saying the nation After 51 is “re-making history.”

He said: “The whole world can see that Malawi is on the road to transformation.”

Mutharika said the first ever Malawi Investment Forum last week, attracted hundreds of foreign investors from all over the world “because they can see hope and opportunities.”

The 76-year-old leader said: “All the international and local speakers at that meeting agreed that we have a better economic outlook ahead of us.”

Mutharika, however, said the economic transformation must benefit all Malawians and must mean inclusive development.

He outlined a route map to economic transformation by creating a local business environment and attracting foreign investors to bring their money to invest in Malawi.

“With Direct Investment, we will undoubtedly create wealth, create more businesses for Malawians, create jobs and create a better life for all,” said Mutharika.

The Malawi leader also touted a Skills Development Programme.

“This is a process of creating a skilled labour to support the industry. Wherever you go in the world, skilled labour is thrust of development. Within this programme, we are building community colleges. With this programme, we will create a skilled labour market to support the expanding Investment. We want this programme to help us create jobs for the youth and the rest of us,” he said.

He also talked of Public Service Reforms, the Green Belt Initiative to support farmers with inputs and the Malata Subsidy programmes will ensure that this country has sufficient food and Malawians must sleep in descent houses.

“All Malawians must rise together with the economic growth that is coming. We are all moving towards a better life for all,” said Mutharika.

The President pointed out “one immediate challenge” which he said is the human factor.

“We cannot do with people who are irresponsible; dishonest; lazy – wanting results for which you have not worked; wanting things to be done for us than us doing for others; we cannot develop Malawi if we don’t love our country! We need to be a nation of responsible and patient people. Rome was not built in a day,” said Mutharika.

“. We cannot change anything unless we change ourselves. We are the foundations of change, and the pillars of progress on which the future rests. We are now launching a mind-set change programme which must make us a responsible nation,” he added.

He stressed that his administration wants to promote three pillars of progress – Patriotism, Integrity and Hard work – that support reforms and national development.

“We must be patriotic!  We must love our country; be proud of her. Be proud to be Malawian. This is our only country,” said Mutharika, adding “We must be a people of high integrity. We must be a highly principled and honest in whatever we do. There wouldn’t have been cashgate if we were a people of integrity. Corruption would be history if were a people of integrity.”

He said government will organize a national conference to draw up a national plan of implementation.

“We must agree how best we should inculcate these values in every Malawian. I want these values to be collectively owned by all Malawians,” said Mutharika.

In his brief remarks, President Lungu hailed the bilateral relations between Lilongwe and Lusaka, ad encouraged people of the two countries to continue pursuing peace.

The celebrations held under the theme Towards Economic Transformation for Inclusive Development in Malawi, were spiced up by a number of activities, including military and police displays, traditional dances and performances by several artists and a football match between Malawi’s Flames and the Cranes of Uganda.

Apart from Lungu, who came with his wife Esther, Kenya’s Vice-President William Ruto, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya were among notable officials at the celebrations which attracted thousands of Malawians from all walks of life.

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Chewelesine
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In brief Peter Mutharika….you are an arsehole

Changaputwa
Guest

Usandilakwise poyankhula pls, which better life are u talkng about ??? To sale Malawi saving bank its abetter life to de nation ??? Or belong to you as well as ur family ???? Ur vice president also he z unempty tin. Ngt pali munthu opwambwana ndiye ndameneyo, mchifukwa chani akufuna kumazionesela kt anabela ma vote monthandizana ndi anzake aku airtel Malawi ????????

matekenya
Guest

chitsiru chimalamulidwa ndi ben phiri nd I chisale

NGONGOLIWA
Guest

ALUWEKA KONDOWE,
WHILE YOU ME AND AFEW OTHERS HAVE ONLY MALAWI FEW HAVE PORTUGAL, AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES AS HOMES. STOP BEING NAIVE OR OUTRIGHTFOOLISH.
BIGMAN,
REMEMBER FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD. AS A LHOMWE I KNOW THIS, DONT BE SATIRICAL

chefourpence
Guest

president wanzeru.

Sad
Guest

I miss Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda he was a man with a big heart and vision. Bakili destroyed this Country. Bakili brought in cashgate spirits as he had acriminal record of stealing. That spirit is hoovering over Malawi. Malawi needs total deliverance or else cashgate is here to suppress and oppress.

Phwado
Guest
Petermutharika and ur broz are super lazy bones.And u are not patriotic.If you were patriotic to your country why did you spend 40 years living in a foreign country then coming back to steal and rob us of our hard earned wealth.We have university here amd you didn’t want to teach there.Why ?Because you are too lazy to start from scratch you came to continue stealing and enjoying what Daniel Phiri ripped from us.I shall never forgive you old toothless son of a b* #h.Even if it is going to hell for not forgiving let me.It is blasphemy saying Malawians… Read more »
kanyimbi
Guest

Its the civil service and the politicians that are making Malawi not to progress otherwise Malawians are hard working.

Kenkkk
Guest
The only good thing I can pick from your speech my president is the word change. You have so far failed in all three pillars you espouse, nobody can be patriotic if they steal, abuse govt money or assets; of course integrity follows as none; obviously stealing or abuse of govt money for easy quick self enrichment is not hard work. Also let me tell you my president that all Malawians are patriotic, we love our country. For example exposing donor money abuse is patriotic because we want all Malawians to benefit from such funds but to you dpp cohorts… Read more »
Gulugufe
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Ine koma ndikugwirizana ndi zija ananena kuti Chakwera ndi ombwambwana!

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