President Peter Mutharika maintained his pledge that he has no time for vengeance despite all the problems he faced after his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) found itself out of power through a strike of fate.
“This is not time to rest; this is not time for vengeance. This is time to build our great Republic, into the force for good, that we can be,” said Mutharika when he hosted a State banquet of the Prime Minister from Kingdom of Norway Erna Solberg at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday.
Mutharika re-affirmed his inauguration statement that there will be no retribution bu would live by his oath to protect and defend the Constitution. In simple language, if anyone is taken to court, it will not be personal but simply the wheels of justice taking their course.
“This is time for Malawi to be strong again. Strong against marginalization; strong against poverty and disease; strong against fraud and greed; and strong against weakness and fear,” said the Malawi leader.
Mutharika pointed out that his commitment is “to see that Malawi attains her development goals through promotion of good governance and the rule of law.”
Said the Head of State: “As we embark on the journey to rebuilding the country, after 50 years of Independence, I want to assure you of my personal commitment to build effective governance institutions. “
Mutharika said his DPP-led government is geared towards “delivering the promises which we made in our Manifesto.”
He said DPP government would also like to “incorporate and implement some worthwhile propositions” from the opposition parties and other stakeholders to move the country forward.
Mutharika described the visit by Norway Prime Minister as “a vote of confidence in the rule of law and the character of the people of Malawi.”