Mutharika upbeat DPP will defeat MCP in Mchinji by-election

President Arthur Peter Mutharika Thursday said  he  believes his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  will win the Mchinji West Constituency by-election — to send  a warning signal to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  that his party is now gaining ground nationwide.


Mutharika on campaign trail in Mchinji

UPleft hand: DPP candidate being introduced by Mutharika in Mchinji

Up left hand: DPP candidate being introduced by Mutharika in Mchinji

Mutharika was speaking during a political campaign rally at Bua Primary School ground in Mchinji ahead of by-elections to be held on Tuesday next week in Mchinji West Constituency.

He urged people to vote for DPP candidate Stephano Kamwani so that they continue enjoying development initiatives undertaken by his government.

Mutharika hailed Kamwani, saying he has all the qualities to represent the needs of Mchinji West constituents.

“He is your own son who stays with you right away here, he is a very religious person and renowned commercial farmer and business person,” Mutharika said.

The President said  DPP-led government will continue to deliver on the promises made prior to the 2014 general elections by fulfilling its development agenda.

“It is our mandate as a ruling party to manage government in such a way that development reaches all corners of the country. This makes us ready to win this constituency which was previously held by an opposition member of parliament,” said.

Mutharika said by winning the Mchinji West by-election, DPP  will be sending a clear message that it is a national party which cuts across tribal, regional, religious and sectarian boundaries.

“In the DPP Malawians have a political entity that has the welfare of all at heart. Our policies and ideals remain economically pro-growth, pro-poor and in line with our national agenda for a better Malawi.

“I am more than convinced that people of Mchinji West are now ready to vote in a DPP candidate for parliamentary representation,” said Mutharika.

He assured people in Mchinji that nobody will die of hunger because his government has already procured enough maize to cater for all people including those who cannot afford to buy a bag of maize.

“We have bought 96 metric tonnes that will be provided for free to the poor,” he said.

On education, the president said his government plans to enhance quality education and improve its access by renovating and maintaining some schools in the country.

“I understand that some schools here in Mchinji had their classroom roofs blown away by heavy winds. I promise to maintain all these schools towards improving quality education,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika also listed a number of roads in Mchinji that have been earmarked for upgrading to tarmac.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is conducting by-elections in Mchinji West constituency after it fell vacant following the death of former MCP legislator Billy Kanjira Banda in March this year.

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Which Mutharika, the same who died earlier this month? Please school me Nyasa where are you? Did he raise both hands, Did he manage to speak? Wina akumva mmbimba tionana tuesday wina akulira kuti waberedwanso kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kwachaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


Anthu aku Mchinji voterani Chilpancingo Chanu Cha MCP, alomwe alibe nanu ntchito.

wa mwale

Mwina mwake mdikukaika ngati anthu akwathu angalodzedwedi kudzasankha mp wanu mwana, I believe they can if you have used the same magic you did 2014; unless you they bewitched they I’ll vote for a party such as yours I rest my case.


We are tired of Blackouts address that issue please tatopa

Binnwell Kachikopa

Let us wait and see if Mchinji people can choose the devil!


Nde mudzachita kuberatu. Mchinji West people please vote for MCP candidate. DPP is a party of crooks, thieves, killers, cashgaters, tribalists & non-God fearing people from top to bottom. Don’t allow this madness to penetrate the clean & God fearing district of Mchinji. Don’t be swayed by handouts & cosmetic promises. This DPP is a dirty party. Choose their candidate at your own peril/risk. Don’t say you were not warned! MCP moto kuti bhuuuuuuu with Jefitala Mwale on 1st November 2016!!!


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