Minister of Home Affairs Uladi Mussa has called on the people to give President Joyce Banda and the People’s Party a fresh mandate at the polls next year for scoring high grades in the test of leadership.
Mussa, was speaking at a rally President Banda addressed at Masamba Ground in the Area of Chief Timbiri in Nkhatabay on Sunday.
“The mettle of a leader is known during hardship. Before President Banda came into office, Malawi was cracking under the weight of many self-inflicted hardships.
“But she has dealt with many of those problems. There was no fuel in Malawi. Donors had closed their shops. The previous administration used to deny there was hunger. That leadership caused injury to our relations with neighbours. Today those challenges are just part of history,” said Mussa.
The Homeland Security Minister said families of looters must never be given a chance to rule this country again.
“One family is associated with the looting of K61 billion. The other family is associated with the looting of K1.7 billion. It is only the family of Dr. Banda (the current leader) that is not associated with looting,” said Mussa.
He said only the current Head of State has a track record of leadership at various levels, a feat which makes her the most suitable of all the candidates seeking the office of President.
“It is strange that one of the candidates has not even run a canteen or a tea room in his life. How can such a person just lip-frog to become President?” wondered Mussa.
In his remarks Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. James Munthali, undertook to work hard to make sure that benefits of the Joyce Banda administration, through his ministry, should reach all the people in need.
He said that the One-Cow-One-Family, which is the brainchild of President Banda, will not come to an end as long as she is the leader of Malawi, disclosing that the next phase of the initiative will see the distribution of goats and sheep.
“This is to assure those of you who haven’t received animals under the initiative not to lose heart. You will be considered in the next phase. Just make sure you remember to keep her in office during elections next year,” said Munthali.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :