Atupele promises cashgate purge in Malawi

The opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) Presidential torchbearer for the May 20 tripartite elections, Atupele Muluzi has urged voters in the Lower Shire to vote for him if they want government coffers to be protected from public looters at Capital Hill.

UDF President said this during the just ended weekend when he conducted whistle stop tours in the following places Marka, Nsanje Boma, Tengani, Bangula, Msangwe, Chapananga and Chikhwawa Boma.

“UDF government is ready to deal with cash gate and make sure that every Malawian is enjoying from the state coffers equally. If you go to the hospital and find that there are no drugs that are the effects cash gate. If you hear that civil servants are not getting their salaries in time that is also climax of cash gate,” he said.

The UDF leader added that failure by the current administration to manage public resources simply means failure to govern the country.

Atupele: Promises to bat away 'flies' of corruption.
Atupele: Promises to bat away ‘flies’ of corruption.

“As Malawians we need to ask ourselves why our country is not developing after 50 years of independence comparing to our neighboring countries such as Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania. I think we should
blame ourselves for electing greedy politicians who always enjoys stealing from government coffer for self-enrichment,” said Muluzi.

The former Minister of Economic and Development Planning said if he is elected as State President his government would empower Malawians economically by making sure that everyone should have basic necessities such as food and clothing.

He said in UDF manifesto there is promotion of rural masses for them to have money in their pockets through championing them to do small scale business and irrigation farming.

“There is no freedom to expect some to give you the rural masses free maize, cow and iron sheets and other handouts when elections are near. I will give you the real economic freedom to do small scale business
and irrigation farming if I am voted in power on May 20.2014,”Muluzi promised the electorates.

He then reminded the people that it is UDF government which started fertilizer coupons, free primary education, television station, mobile communications and public works programme (Masaf) projects.

The UDF presidential candidate also assured young men and women that his government would empower them to have economic freedom.

“If you can remember, I started fighting for your freedom way back during Democratic Progressive Party regime and I was arrested simply because I was speaking for you when things were wrong,” he said.

Other UDF notable faces who attended the whistle stop tours include; Secretary General Kandie Padambo, National Organizing Secretary Lilian Patel, Publicity Secretary Ken Ndanga and member of National Executive Committee Janet Karim.

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