UDF presidential candidate for May 20 elections Atupele Muluzi has engaged an extra gear for his campaign as he takes his manifesto to the rural areas.
On Monday the UDF leader accompanied by his running mate Dr. Godfrey Chapola addressed rallies in Rumphi district at Mhuju, Ng’onga and before addressing a mammoth crowd at Rumphi boma.
And on Tuesday Atupele started his day with a rally at Ekwendeni in Mzimba before proceeding to Mpherembe where thousands attended the rally.
Highlights of UDF’s manifesto include a pledge to introduce social protection policies which will see people without sources of income getting paid by the government and introduction of universal fertiliser subsidy instead of the coupon system in the Farm Input Subsidy Programme (Fisp).
He promised Social Security programs for the elderly people and an incentives for the girl child education to keep the girl child in school.
On the same education the UDF torch bearer promised to promote government and private
sector partnership to improve high education standards and access to higher education apart from building more hostels and new universities
He told Malawians never to trust the current government because it has brought untold miseries to the lives of ordinary Malawians.
“We in the new UDF will manage our domestic debt, pursue and enhance friendly business environment. We shall also see to it that Cabinet Ministers and Public Service is not only accountable to few individuals but to all Malawians,” he said.
Atupele said they will strive to improve the lives of people by ensuring that the unemployment rate is reduced within shortest period of time.
“I am proud to be a Malawian. I am proud to serve Malawians. This election is about economic change. Malawians must and should speak through the ballot papers, ” said Atupele.