Pledges to construct road to Providence Industrial Mission
Calls on Malawians to emulate Chilembwe’s life
Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Saturday paid tribute to the country’s first freedom fighter, Reverend John Chilembwe and directed government to construct a tarmac road from Nguludi leading to Chilembwe’s Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) connecting to the Chiradzulu Road.
Mutharika made the directive during Reverend John Chilembwe centenary celebrations and memorial service of worship held at PIM headquarters in Chiradzulu district on Saturday.
This was a direct response to an appeal from a number of speakers that included President of PIM Reverend Patrick Makondetsa
The President said the road to PIM is a significant investment considering that the place is part of the country’s history in as far as the fight against colonial oppression is concerned.
“When the rains are over we will work on this road, we will make sure that we put a tarmac road to make this place easily accessible,” said Mutharika.
In his address during the service that draw leaders from various religious and political groups, President Mutharika, called on Malawians to unite and emulate the selfless life of Chilembwe and other freedom fighters of the country.
He said Malawians need to safe guard the freedom being enjoyed today, others lost their lives fighting for it.
“We should remain united and concentrate on national building and development of our country. These fallen heroes put aside their self-interest and put the country first on their agenda. This is the spirit we need to emulate as Malawians.
“We need to love our country beside everything else. Let us unite in sprucing up the image of Malawi, the unique cultures that we have and the hard-working people in the country,” he said.
Former President Bakili Muluzi, Vice President Saulos Chilima, Cabinet Ministers and Malawi Congress Party’s leader Lazarus Chakwera and Peoples Party (PP) vice president Brown Mpinganjira were among the officials who graced the occasion.