United Democratic Front (UDF) 2014 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi visited Mangochi district this week in a three day tour of the lakeshore district where he addressed 12 public meetings calling for openness and transparency by relevant institutions in dealing with ongoing shameless revelations involving plunder and looting of government coffers by some senior civil servants.
The whistle- stop tour covered seven constituencies in the district where voter registration is currently under way.
The UDF torch bearer told thousands of his supporters who thronged to all the venues of the public meetings that the fraud in government that continues to hit the headlines in the media is a syndicate that emanates from lack of political will to adequately resource key governance institutions mandated to fight corruption and fraud in public institutions.
He said that what is happening is clear sign that public funds are not in safe hands.
‘’What is happening now is totally unacceptable and as UDF we have lost confidence in the current administration. This is our position and it’s irrevocable, ’said Atupele who resigned as Economic Planning Minister.
His speech attracted anti-government chants from the crowds.
The UDF leader told the gathering that he was disappointed to observe that tax payer’s money is being misappropriated while the majority of the Malawians cannot afford basic needs and public service delivery is at its lowest ebb.
‘’These people do not deserve your vote in 2014. They have failed you, they have failed the nation’’ said Atupele.
Atupele bemoaned the mismanagement of good government programs which he said have failed to uplift the welfare of ordinary Malawians but instead made greedy political leaders overnight millionaires.
His entry in Mangochi from Blantyre was heroic as jubilant supporters who lined up buy the roadside including the rural areas of neibouring Balaka district all the way to Chilipa, Monkeybay through to Malindi and Makanjira chanted songs.
Where ever he passed business came to a stands still as the crowds could not let him pass without addressing them.
They created cordons to force him stop and address them and on several occasions he bowed to the pressure and addressed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :