Ruling Peoples Party (PP) leaders from Ntchisi district have defected to the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) citing amog other things as the plundering of public resources – the cashgate scandal- linking the top leaders of the PP.
Announcing their defection during a whistle stop tour held by MCP resident Dr Lazarus Chakwela in the district, PP Governor and Youth Director Henderson Lumbe and Dancun Chawinga respectively said among all the parties, MCP has a bright future.
Lumbe said among others, people in Ntchisi have lost hope in the current Joyce Banda leadership because is has not demonstrated its commitment to reduce poverty levels of the nation but that leaders are busy amassing personal wealth.
“When President Joyce Banda took over the leadership, we had all the confidence that economically, our lives will change, only to find that our leaders are very greedy,” said Lumbe.
“They are busy stealing from what was meant for the poor people instead of uplifting our lives, so what we are saying is that enough is enough, we want what is due to us. We need a leadership which will put the well-being of the people at heart and upon my interactions with the people from the district, all they are saying is that Chakwela holds the key,” he said.
He said they were ashamed to be associated with PP which is tainted with cashgate scandal.
“Look at what is happening today, we are being sent back from the hospital because there are no drugs. We don’t have maize in Admarc depots while some party officials are stealing money meant for development. We want to have a leadership that has the poor people’s wishes at heart,” he said.
Also joining MCP was former UDF Youth Governor a Mr Jimu.
In his remarks, Chakwela said among others, MCP will make sure that people are buying fertilizer at a very affordable price.
“We will not allow the government to rely upon importing fertilizer from abroad, as a party, we are talking to some investors who are ready to open up manufacturing fertilizer companies in the country.
“This will enable farmers to get the commodity at an affordable price,” he said.
On education, Chakwela said once elected into power MCP will make sure that every young Malawi undergoes some remarkable levels of education.
Among others, he cited the expansion on the University of Malawi and constructing of more technical colleges in the districts.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :