Minister of Home Affairs, Uladi Mussa told a rally at Namwela turn off in Zomba that the major problem the country is currently facing is jealousy.
Mussa addressethe rally jointly with the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Zomba Malosa, Anderson Undani.
“It is common knowledge that most Malawians are not happy when their friends are in higher positions and instead they should learn to support them in order to develop the country in unison,” he said.
Mussa also called on the gathering to support the current government leadership under the People’s Party (PP) which is in the process of transforming the inherited ailing economy.
He also cautioned Malawians to desist from oppressing women who have shown interest in politics saying before God we are all equal and in the same vein women are encouraged to participate in politics to achieve meaningful democracy in the country.
Mussa said the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ruled and all the people supported it; then the United Democratic Front (UDF) before Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) adding it was the turn for PP under Joyce Banda’s dynamic leadership which is in the driving seat of government and has to equally be supported.
“The problem with Malawians is jealousy. You do not want your friend to go up and succeed. If your friend is doing well, you are not happy and you want you were the one. This is what is killing our country, a lot of jealousy,” Mussa explained.
Mussa cautioned the country cannot develop if people continue envying others and oppressing women from getting higher positions and participating in decision making processes in various sectors including politics.
At the same function, Undani who is the seating MP for Zomba Malosa announced he has ceded to Roy Kachali who will contest on PP ticket as a Member of Parliament during the 2014 tripartite elections.
The announcement has eased the tension in the constituency which was regarded as having two factions of PP supporters.
“I want people to know today that I will not stand as an MP of this area come 2014 and instead I will support Kachali who is the shadow MP. I have done so for the unity of the party to win the elections,” Undani said.
He also called on all politicians to put love and tolerance first and not only get concerned with satisfying their individual interests over national issues.
The Eastern Region which comprises Zomba, Machinga, Mangochi and Balaka seems to be the political battle ground for the People’s Party (PP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF).Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :